Lecturer in Media and Communications, Digital Media Research Methods

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    Communication sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    29/10/2021 00:00 - Europe/London


Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

About the role

The Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media Research Methods) will coordinate and teach into digital methods subjects in the graduate and undergraduate programs of Media and Communications. An ability to teach traditional and digital quantitative research methods is essential. Other responsibilities include supervising honours, minor theses and PhD students. The Lecturer will be expected to have a strong track record of research and publications and the ability to contribute to the development of existing and future research projects, including participation as an investigator on ARC and/or externally funded research projects. The candidate will have strong skills in online data collection and analysis techniques, and the capacity to reflect on their social and ethical implications. The specific area of research focus is open, but an ability to complement and diversify existing research strengths in the Media and Communications Program is an advantage.

The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is ranked in the top 50 in its discipline globally (QS 2021) and features a thriving research and teaching environment. Media and Communications runs a very successful Major in the Bachelor of Arts and two highly successful Masters degrees, the MA Global Media Communication and MA Marketing Communications. It has research strengths in digital cultures, media theory, journalism studies, political economy of media, marketing communications, and political communication. Media and Communications features both quantitative and qualitative researchers from across the social sciences and humanities.

About you

You will bring to the role:

  • A completed PhD in Media and Communication or a cognate discipline
  • Demonstrated track record in undertaking research within media and communication, such as publications in academic journals and edited volumes;
  • Strong skills in online data collection and analysis techniques, and the capacity to reflect critically on their social and ethical implications;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach traditional statistical and digital methods across undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching  and course coordination, including the capacity to initiate course development
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate coursework degree (MA), honours and research higher degree (PhD) theses
  • Capacity to attract research grants and consultancies
  • Demonstrated professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard 

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits

Position Description:

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Applications close: 29 Oct 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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