6 x Professors/Associate Professors – Digital Communication
RMIT University School of Media and Communication

6 x Professors/Associate Professors – Digital Communication


Job no: 574610

Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent

Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications, Research, Education, Management


  •     Drive research excellence and industry engagement
  •     6 x full-time, continuing positions with a Digital Communication focus
  •     Academic level D/E ($139,644-$179,880 p.a ) plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT's CBD campus (Melbourne, Australia) *


About RMIT


RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.


One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.


The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of renowned practitioners, theorists and thinkers. It is one of only two Schools in Australia to receive a ‘well above world standard’ ERA 5 ranking in the most recent Excellence for Research in Australia exercise for research in media and communication.


In the 2019 QS World University Ranking by subject, RMIT Communications and Media Studies was ranked 37th in the world and 4th in Australia.


Key research endeavours include the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) which is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge digital qualitative methods.


DERC excels in both academic scholarship and applied work with industry partners. Other vibrant research labs in the School include the Non/fictionLab, a collective of scholars, writers and creative practitioners working with story, dialogue, poetics and partnerships, and the Screen and Sound research group, with links to the Australian Film Institute Research Collection (housed in the School).


The School’s higher education programs have a significant presence in international markets onshore and offshore. See our Media and Communication programs and courses


The Role and Your Responsibilities


The Professor will be a senior academic and eminent researcher in a field related to one or more of the School Clusters (Media, Communication, Creative Writing), making substantial contributions to teaching and research activities, building capability of staff and promoting strong academic performance. They will provide high level leadership, developing and leading research project teams and programs and fostering a vibrant research culture. He or she will be required to develop a high-quality and productivity-driven research network across RMIT and with external national and global partners.


The Professor will be embedded in the relevant teaching discipline and make a contribution to teaching and learning in the media and communication disciplines with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students.


The Associate Professor will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional, commercial and industrial sectors.


More specifically, they will be expected to contribute to relevant programs in the School and to advance their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities in ways that are pertinent to this discipline at a national and international level. In addition, they will be embedded in the relevant teaching discipline and make a contribution to teaching and learning in the media and communication disciplines with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students.


Skills & Experience Required


You will be an academic leader with digital communication expertise who can evidence: a distinguished track record in research, scholarship and practice; strong experience in capacity building, capability and culture development; research quality and impact through esteem and citations; publishing in top ranked outlets; research income generation; teaching innovations where relevant; international connections; and success in obtaining competitive grants and prizes.


As the ideal candidate, you will be creative, critical and ambitious in your approach to media and communication research and scholarship. If you demonstrate a global outlook, international excellence and high impact research and supported cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams/partners then we would like to hear from you.


Mandatory PhD in a relevant discipline


Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check


For further information please contact Professor Lisa French, Dean of School +61 3 9925 3026 or email lisa.french@rmit.edu.au


Applications close 5pm on Friday 3 May 2019


Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria, as outlined in the relevant position description.


*The University reserves the right to make an appointment at a level appropriate to the successful applicant's qualifications, experience and in accordance with the classification standards for each level.


RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.


Application close: 03 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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