University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound)

Australia

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Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound)

Job no: 0062457, 0062458 Location: Southbank Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Continuing - two positions available Faculty: Fine Arts and Music School: Victorian College of the Arts Salary: Level B – $119,231 - $141,581 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Expand your Sound Design, Composition or Audio Engineering Career into the Tertiary Sector!
  • Vibrant Southbank location
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Join the vibrant academic community within the Victorian College of the Arts as a Lecturer in Design and Production, with a specialisation in sound design and techniques for live performance (drama, dance, music theatre and opera).

    We are inviting applications from candidates with teaching experience, including a strong understanding of pedagogical principles and interest in curriculum development in the area of sound design.

    Your role will be pivotal in delivering a high quality teaching and learning experience to students within the broader Design and Production program. Dependent on experience, you may be required to teach into the appropriate programmes delivered by Design and Production including the Bachelor of Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) and the Master of Design and Production.

    This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the academic success of students studying Design, while fostering your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment.

    There are two positions available.

    As an education focused role, there is a need for flexibility within the role; it is likely that more hours will be worked during the semester teaching periods, and fewer hours required outside of those times. Workload expectations will be discussed with the successful candidate.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain professionally relevant, high-quality curricula, course, and subject material in the discipline area in consultation with appropriate staff and Head of Discipline.
  • Effectively prepare and deliver workshops, lectures, tutorials and/or seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to a high standard and achieving high levels of student satisfaction and student achievement.
  • Effectively supervise and mentor students undertaking curricula and extra- curricula activity.
  • Undertake subject and/or course-level coordination and associated administrative tasks.
  • Develop learning materials including online delivery and innovative teaching methodologies and resources.
  • Analyse learning needs of students and identify appropriate and effective approaches to teaching.
  • Develop formative and summative assessments appropriately linked to learning goals and in relation to subject aims and learning outcomes.
  • Who We Are Looking For This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with a strong national and international reputation in sound design and/or technical implementation, with expertise in live performance sound design processes. This could include design techniques, composition skills, sound system design and implementation, audio engineering and balancing.

    As a teaching specialist, you will be involved with course development, design and the delivery and maintenance of a high-quality teaching program. You should be deeply committed to all areas of teaching and the ability to work collaboratively with students, ensuring an enriching and inclusive learning environment for all.

    The capacity to provide leadership and engagement with industry and the broader community is essential, and you will be expected to promote artistic practice and teaching collaboration within the University and external organisations at state and national, and international levels.

    You will also have:

  • A qualification in a related field, or equivalent professional practice as determined by the selection committee
  • Evidence of capacity to successfully develop and implement strategies/initiatives in support of discipline priorities and targets, particularly in relation to undergraduate and graduate recruitment, research and research training, engagement (e.g. develop partnerships, digital learning, revenue growth and cost containment strategies, etc)
  • Evidence of capacity to provide leadership and engagement in wider community affairs, industry engagement and partnerships, particularly those related to the discipline's research and teaching programs.
  • Demonstrated strategies and skills for effective communication and collaboration
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Faculty of Fine Arts and Music With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

    The Bachelor of Design is delivered collaboratively by the faculties of Fine Arts and Music, Architecture, Building and Planning and Engineering and Information Technology within the University of Melbourne. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) and the Master of Design and Production are both degrees delivered entirely by the VCA in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the following Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description):
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the importance of teaching at all levels in higher education and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching methods, together with a distinguished personal contribution to teaching.
  • Scholarship and practice/research of national and international standing in sound design and/or technical implementation, with a demonstrated working knowledge of sound design processes for live performance. This could include design techniques, composition skills, sound system design and implementation, audio engineering and balancing.
  • Evidence of capacity to successfully develop and implement strategies/initiatives in support of discipline priorities and targets, particularly in relation to undergraduate and graduate recruitment, research and research training, engagement (e.g. develop partnerships, digital learning, revenue growth and cost containment strategies, etc)
  • Evidence of capacity to provide leadership and engagement in wider community affairs, industry engagement and partnerships, particularly those related to the discipline's research and teaching programs.
  • Demonstrated strategies and skills for effective communication and collaboration.
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

    Position Description:0062457Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound).pdf

    Advertised: 13 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 11 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details

    Title

    Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound)

    Employer

    University of Melbourne

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    May 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2024

    Job type

    Lecturer

    Field

    Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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