Lecturer in Media Studies, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice, Academic Division Job in Brisbane QLD at Queensland University of Technology –

Job Description

The School of Communication seeks to

appoint three (3) experienced Lecturers in

Media Studies.

We invite applications from scholars who can

contribute a program of research-led teaching

that advances debates and understanding of a

digital media landscape characterised by new

distribution technologies, novel modes of

access and engagement, shifting regulatory

contexts, and a thoroughly globalised

marketplace. We are especially interested in

candidates whose research and teaching


  • evolving business practices or

organisational dynamics of legacy

media industries;

  • contemporary audiences, cultures of

use, and/or engagement;

  • new or shifting forms of promotional

content, branded entertainment, or

celebrity; and/or

  • Indigenous media production cultures.

Successful candidates will teach units across

our undergraduate program, drawing on a

distinctive record of research and teaching to

complement and expand our existing capacity

in the critical study of the media and

communication industries, their business

practices, and cultural dynamics in the digital

era. They also are expected to maintain a

program of high impact research and

engagement activities aligned with the

disciplinary orientation of the School of

Communication, the QUT Digital Media

Research Centre, and/or other institutional


This position reports to the Head of School,

Communication, for supervision, workload

management and for Performance Planning

and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate excellence in the School’s

undergraduate and/or postgraduate

programs through efficient administration of

learning activities and the development and

delivery of effective learning materials

  • Undertake independent and collaborative

research activities of inter/national

significance that are aligned with

disciplinary expectations and institutional


  • Provide quality supervision for higher

degree research students

  • Maintain an active program of engagement

with government, industry, and/or

community across research and teaching


  • Provide service to the school, faculty,

university, and profession to lead and

influence institutional culture and the


  • Contribute to a positive workplace culture

through collegiality, a shared sense of

responsibility to the school, and ethical

professional conduct

  • Implementing and administering University

policy within the Faculty with respect to

equitable access to education and

workplace health and safety

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by

the University consistent with the relevant

classification descriptors detailed in the

Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking

any new duties will receive training;

  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in

consultation with their supervisor;

To be appointed as a Lecturer the successful

applicant must meet the position classification

standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise

Agreement (Academic Staff).

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an

ongoing, full-time basis.


Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in

media studies or a related discipline.

2. A track record of high-quality research

publications and research presentations in

media studies and capacity for higher

degree research supervisions, successful

research collaborations, and/or external

research income

3. A track record of effective unit coordination

and lecturing in units with large student

cohorts, implementing learning and

teaching policies, and leading teaching


4. Demonstrated success in adapting

disciplinary debates and theories into

impactful and authentic learning

experiences for students

5. Capacity to undertake service to the

school, faculty, university, and/or discipline

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic

Level B which has an annual remuneration

range of $AUD119,829 to $AUD142,312 pa.

Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of

$AUD101,257 to $AUD120,255 pa, 17%

superannuation and leave loading.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a

career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible

benefits. With competitive remuneration

including superannuation, the University offers

real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation

that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and

financial assistance

  • Comprehensive professional


Further benefits can be found at the Life at

QUT page.

Information for applicants

In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous

Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and

Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged

to apply.

For further information about the position,

please contact Prof Kevin Sanson, Head,

School of Communication, at

[email protected]; or for further

information about working at QUT contact

Human Resources on +61 7 3138 5000

QUT welcomes applications from candidates

outside the greater Brisbane area.

QUT may meet some travel and relocation

expenses involved in the interview and

employment commencing process.

Candidates who are interested in the position

are encouraged to apply even though they

may feel they are not strong on individual

selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into

consideration “performance or achievement

relative to opportunity”. We recognise that

many staff today have a range of personal

circumstances, and career histories that

challenge traditional ideas of an academic

staff member. This may mean, for example,

prioritising the quality of achievement rather

than the quantity, as considerations of part-

time employment, career interruptions and

significant periods of leave are taken into

account when assessing performance or


The selection panel is also committed to

conducting a process which is fair and free

from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please

visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference

number 22455.

When applying for this position your application

must include the following as four separate

PDF documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A response to the selection criteria

(max 1000 words)

  • A clearly articulated teaching

philosophy that outlines how your

teaching strategies realise your values

as an educator (max 500 words)

  • A clearly articulated research agenda

driven by a coherent research question

or set of questions (max 500 words)

Applications close 22 June 2022

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a

global outlook and a ‘real world’ focus. We are

one of the nation’s fastest growing research

universities and our courses are in high


We are an ambitious and collaborative

institution that seeks to equip our students and

graduates with the skills they will need in an

increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

We are transforming the student experience

we offer our 50,000 students and we place a

premium on the international and national

accreditation of our various professional


We offer academic programs in fields spanning

business, creative industries, education,

engineering, health, law, science, and social

justice across five faculties.

We are transforming the learning experience

and embed work integrated learning in courses

and have a strong focus on developing

entrepreneurial skills. QUT provides executive

education and professional development to

both individuals and organisations through

QUTeX, and QUT Online lets students learn

when it suits, through courses delivered

entirely online. QUT College offers pathways

for all students into our undergraduate


QUT has two inner-city campuses in Brisbane

at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

Well known for our strong links to industry and

government, the high impact of our research

which involves multidisciplinary teams, QUT

has been named one of the fastest rising

universities in the world for scientific research.

Further information about QUT can be

obtained from the website at www.qut.edu.au.

Our Vision

QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic

plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s ambitions

and declares our strong sense of purpose

which is to provide transformative education

and research relevant to our communities. It

provides a framework and strategies to enable

QUT to realise our vision to be the university

for the real world and identifies the following


  • support aspiration and inclusion
  • encourage creativity and entrepreneurship
  • embrace digital transformation and


  • embed principles of health and wellbeing
  • support Indigenous Australian

engagement, success and empowerment

  • enable professional engagement and

ethical leadership and,

  • focus on the environment and


Aligned to and supporting our vision are the

QUT Values. These Values highlight what

makes QUT distinct and successful. Providing

a compass for our decisions, actions and

behaviours and strengthening our community.

QUT Values

  • Ambition
  • Curiosity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness

About the Academic


Academic Division includes the University’s

faculties and research centres. It is responsible

for education (learning and teaching),

research, research services and support, and

digital business solutions. The Academic

Division is led by the Provost.

About the Faculty

In our rapidly changing world, driving

economic, social and cultural development

increasingly requires collaboration. This new

faculty acknowledges this context— and

specifically that how society learns, creates,

communicates and collaborates is at the

forefront of all innovative and impactful


The focus of the Faculty of Creative Industries,

Education and Social Justice will be to pursue

research with impact and prepare our students

for innovative roles as knowledge leaders at

the nexus of design, education,

communication, creative practice and social


With an intersection of creativity, education

and social justice combined with QUT’s

overall focus on technology the faculty has

strong ties to government and industry which

provides our courses with a real- world focus.

The faculty is proposed to be comprised of the

following schools:

  • School of Communication
  • School of Creative Practice
  • School of Design (including Industrial

Design, Interactive Design, Visual

Communication, and Fashion)

  • School of Early Childhood and Inclusive


  • School of Teacher Education and


The Faculty of Creative Industries,

Education and Social Justice is led by the

Executive Dean and the Executive

Management Team comprising the dean,

heads of schools, and other senior faculty


As the benefits of innovative creativity are

recognised by multinational businesses,

creative talents are increasingly in demand in

a range of industries.

A world leader across communication,

design and creative practice teaching and

research, with extensive industry

partnerships and a proven track record in

growing the creative economy, our

connections to industry and the leading-edge

research we conduct strengthen our

understanding that creativity has never been

more valued by employers.

QUT is also a national leader in teacher

education and in many areas of education

research. We are a recognised leader in

research and research training as evidenced

by our ‘above world standard’ ranking overall

in every Excellence in Research Australia

assessment. We also have extensive links

with partner organisations and universities in

Australia and overseas.

Reflecting our vision for excellence in

learning, teaching and research, the

university has built a new $95 million

Education Precinct on its Kelvin Grove

campus. The precinct comprises imaginatively

designed formal and informal face-to-face and

online learning and teaching spaces, and

offers excellent facilities for social interaction

and recreation. The precinct’s futuristic

design and its location at the heart of the

Kelvin Grove campus showcases education,

gives it prominence, and demonstrates

QUT’s vision for the faculty as a leader,

innovator, and model for the university.

The School of Justice is internationally

renowned for criminology and justice

education and research, offering a range of

undergraduate, honours and graduate

certificate options for study. The staff are also

members of the QUT Centre for Justice, a

think tank for producing applied solutions for

a better world. The school has a strong

research culture including current DECRA

ARC award holders and a number of staff

leading ARC projects and other research


About the School of


The School of Communication is ranked as

Australia’s leading School of Communication.

We offer a taught postgraduate program

focused on Digital Communication and an

undergraduate program with five


  • Digital Media;
  • Media & Entertainment Industries;
  • Journalism;
  • Professional Communication; and
  • Advertising and Public Relations

(taught by QUT Business School).

We are the number one School of

Communication in Australia and 16th in the

world in the field of Media and Communication

according to QS World University Rankings

(2021). QUT is also ranked well above world

standard in Australia in Communication and

Media Studies, and above world standard in

Cultural Studies, according to the national

research quality assessment exercise

conducted by the Australian Government in

2010, 2012, 2015, and 2019—‘Excellence in

Research for Australia’ (ERA). It is the only

university in Australia that has received the top

ranking for Communication and Media Studies

in every ERA round since 2010.

The School has established international

connections including research and teaching

partnerships with leading institutions in the

United States, United Kingdom, France,

Germany, Denmark, Norway, Brazil, China,

Indonesia, and South Africa, among others.

This context fosters an ambitious research and

teaching culture in the SoC that is strongly

aligned with the research programs in the QUT

Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). The

DMRC conducts world-leading interdisciplinary

research that addresses local, national and

global challenges at the forefront of digital

transformation. It also provides an ambitious,

stimulating and supportive research culture for

researchers, students, and partners.

About the Company

Company: Queensland University of Technology –

Company Location:  Brisbane QLD

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