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The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia

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Lecturer in Digital Publishing


Job Description:

Contribute to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, and undertake research in Digital Publishing

Job no: 0056631
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne brings together leading scholars across 40 disciplines of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our academic staff are of international standing and committed to excellence in teaching and research.

School of Culture and Communication – with programs in Art History and Curatorship, Arts and Cultural Management, Indigenous Studies, Creative Writing, English and Theatre Studies, Media and Communications, Publishing and Communications, Journalism, and Screen and Cultural Studies.

About the Role
The Publishing and Communications program offers a range of postgraduate courses, from Postgraduate Certificate level to Master of Arts. Its focus is on combining hands-on, practical instruction with applied research and analysis of contemporary trends in publishing, both in print and digital media.

You will teach postgraduate students in editing and publishing, with an emphasis on professional communications and the creation of digital media content.

Responsibilities include:

  • Subject coordination and delivery
  • Curriculum design and innovation, including cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Development of technology-based teaching, learning and assessment programs and resources
  • Design and delivery of overseas subjects and other student mobility programs
  • Publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative outputs and commissioned reports

About You
You are an established academic, able to exhibit an excellence in teaching and with an ability to initiate continuous course development. Your experience in the coordination of courses will be vital to your success in this role. With a strong record in research as well as a developing publications profile, you will be experienced to attracting research grants. Your professional and collegial behaviour will assist you to work effectively within a broad team, as well as supervising honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Professional level understanding and ability to teach writing, editing and publishing for networked digital media
  • A comprehensive understanding of issues in professional communications and/or publication development across a range of media, including print and digital media
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research

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

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: 0056631 Lecturer in Digital Publishing PD.docx

Applications close: 31 August 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


Education: University

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Full time


Parkville, Vic, Australia


Lecturer in Digital Publishing


Education, Training




110,000 - 130,000 per year