Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Associate Professor/ Senior Program Manager, Professional Communications


Closing in 15 days


RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

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Our three main campuses in Melbourne are located in the heart of the City, Brunswick and Bundoora. Other locations include Point Cook, Hamilton and Bendigo, two campuses in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. RMIT is a truly global university.

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We are also committed to redefining our relationship in working with, and supporting, Indigenous self-determination. Our goal is to achieve lasting transformation by maturing our values, culture, policy and structures in a way that embeds reconciliation in everything we do. We are changing our ways of knowing, working and being to support sustainable reconciliation and activate a relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, students and community. Our three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

Why work at RMIT University

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

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We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT's impressive standings in university rankings.

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RMIT Vietnam

RMIT International University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.

As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam assists in the development of human resources in Vietnam and the region by providing opportunities for students from around the world to belong to an international educational community that supports them to achieve their potential in an increasingly globalised world.

Degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia, allowing Vietnamese students to receive an overseas education without having to leave home. RMIT Vietnam is also host to students from Australia and many other countries. All degree programs are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and are subject to regulation by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. RMIT Vietnam is an English-speaking university and all teaching is in English.


School of Communication & Design

The School of Communication & Design is committed to providing an international learning environment that encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, experimentation and - above all - the ability to think differently. Our students develop the competence, confidence and professionalism needed for successful careers in communication, design, fashion, film and video, and languages.

The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is the largest undergraduate program within the School of Communication & Design and is offered at both our Saigon South and Hanoi City campuses. The program comprises strands in advertising, public relations and media/communication/cultural studies. Such is the quality of our students that RMIT was awarded the ‘Most Winning University' award at the Vietnam Young Lions Competition 2019. It's no surprise that our graduate employment rate is exceptionally high. See


The rapid growth of our programs means that the School of Communication & Design is at a particularly exciting time and is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or a Professor to lead the development of teaching and research in our Digital Media program. See www. centres/school-communication-design

Position Summary

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, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School's programs for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to this discipline at a national and international level. The Associate Professor will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students. The Associate Professor will make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School, taking on academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, as appropriate.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage all program-related teaching and learning activities, curriculum development and quality assurance, timetabling, student experience, resource planning, program promotion, industry engagement, staff workload planning and professional development review.

  • Manage curriculum and program amendment processes and course-related policies pursuant to School, College and University procedures and in liaison with key stakeholders.

  • Undergraduate teaching including designing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by peer review, course evaluation and/or student feedback.

  • Professional activities and/or peer-reviewed research activities appropriate to the discipline including publishing research results in high-quality outlets as lead or co-author.

  • Marketing promotion in close liaison with RMIT Marketing teams.

  • Operational management including financial and physical resources.

  • Lead advancement of teaching in the discipline including initiating program improvements, improving academic standards, leading assessment design, conduct and moderation.

  • Lead research contribution in their discipline at national and international level including: developing highly successful research teams; leading publication effort of research team/s; identifying and attracting external research funding to sustain research growth within the College; supervising higher degree by research candidates.

  • Lead outstanding contribution to the teaching, research and/or scholarship activities of an organisational unit, including a large organisational unit, or interdisciplinary area.

  • Make an outstanding contribution to the governance and collegial life inside and outside of the University.

  • Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs.

  • Nationally and internationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high-quality outlets and emerging international recognition; evidence of successfully securing competitive research income; Evidence of leading scholarly development, research teams/centres.

  • Extensive experience in attracting and supervising higher-degree research candidates to maximise research performance.

  • But not limited to research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high-quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research efforts, and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

  • Evidence of demonstrated strategic leadership in a large organisational unit or University-wide initiative and effective membership of a management team that developed and achieved shared goals and objectives. This includes the ability to lead scholarly development and manage and supervise academic teams and members.

  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a University.

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, and external bodies, produce executive reports, and negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.

  • Proven ability as an effective member of a management team that develops and achieves shared goals and objectives.

  • Industry experience (practitioner work) is preferred.

  • Qualifications and Checks


    PhD in relevant field

    English Proficiency: the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.0 (or equivalent, as outlined in the Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Guidelines). For Higher Education roles, English Language Proficiency may also be proven by having completed PhD studies while being instructed through the medium of English, and proof of teaching in an English-speaking environment during the previous 24 months.


    Completion of the Essentials of Learning and Teaching (login required) or possess (or eligible to apply for) appropriate HEA fellowship (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at the time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

    Further information

    As an expatriate candidate you will require a work permit to be employed in Vietnam. To qualify for a work permit, you will need a PhD or Master's Degree qualification, and you will need to be able to demonstrate at least 03 years of teaching across relevant subjects in a tertiary education environment.

    Information pack - Foreign academic candidates


    Highly competitive VND salary (plus allowances) for local candidates or attractive USD salary package (plus benefits) for expatriate candidates depending on proven track record in meeting all the key selection criteria.

    Expatriate candidates : Relocation allowance and flights for dependents. School tuition support of up to US$15,000 per child annually, up to 2 children per family; private health insurance coverage for staff and family; annual health check-up; Work Permit for staff, Visa and temporary resident cards for family members.

    Local candidates : 13th month Tet bonus + private medical insurance (for you and your dependents) + annual health check.

    20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Xmas closure, plus public holidays and 10 days paid sick leave.

    Support and guidance from experienced Mobility Partner to assist in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.

    Applications Close:

    14 thg 10 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community. As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

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    Job details


    Associate Professor/ Senior Program Manager, Professional Communications


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 13, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Arts and Culture,Education,Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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