Opp: Lecturer in Digital Cultures in Sydney

Opp: Lecturer in Digital Cultures in Sydney
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:00am


Lecturer in Digital Cultures (Ref. 1593/0912)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney 

Details can be found here

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the 20 top faculties of its kind.

The Digital Cultures Program was founded in 2000 as a critical investigation of the intersections of digital technology, society and culture. It is based in the School of Letters, Art and Media. The program includes an undergraduate major, an Honours program, postgraduate coursework programs and postgraduate research degrees.

From 2013 the Digital Cultures Program will formally become part of the Department of Media and Communications (MECO), a leading centre for teaching, research, and public engagement. Its fields of interest include transformations in communication and media, journalism studies, digital cultures and technologies, culture and media, communication and media policy, public and political communication, health communication, media history, screen studies, and media and politics. The amalgamation of the Digital Cultures Program with MECO will enhance both areas, and the burgeoning field of digital cultures research.

Since its foundation in 2000, MECO has established itself as a supportive environment for innovative research. It makes an internationally significant contribution to advancing understandings of media, communication, and digital cultures, that are now so central to our social, economic, political, and cultural arrangements. MECO has a strong track record of research collaborations and external grant success.

MECO benefits from excellent media production facilities, high-quality research infrastructure and support, established interdisciplinary links and projects with outstanding researchers at the University working on media and communication from different disciplinary perspectives  such as cultural studies, gender studies, political studies, human rights, sociology, law, business, science and technology, health and medicine, and area studies, especially Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Digital cultures research is a key research focus in the new amalgamation of the Digital Cultures Program with the Department of Media and Communications and we seek to expand this emphasis through the appointment of a new lecturer in Digital Cultures.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity in digital cultures you will:

  • teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in digital cultures, and related areas of communication and media
  • make an important contribution to the research strengths of the school, including regular publication in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and pursuing research grants
  • supervise research higher degree students
  • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic fields and with external stakeholders
  • engage with communication and media industry, professions, and interested publics
  • contribute to academic administration

To be the successful candidate you will need:

  • a PhD in digital cultures, communications and media, or related field
  • teaching experience at tertiary level in digital cultures
  • proven expertise and knowledge, research ability and research potential in digital cultures
  • evidence of your ability to undertake academic administrative responsibilities
  • the ability to work in a collegial and effective manner with a broad range of university wide colleagues and with external stakeholders
  • a demonstrated capacity for engagement in cultural and industry debates regarding digital cultures

Please see the selection criteria document at the bottom of this advertisement for full details on the required knowledge, skills and experience (including the list of desirable criteria).

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package:Lecturer (Academic Level B): $104,644 - $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Gerard Goggin on +61 2 9114 1218 or email gerard.goggin@sydney.edu.au

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Michelle Carlon on + 61 2 8627 1238 or email michelle.carlon@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 13 January 2013 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The proposed start date for this role is 1 July 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.



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