Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Animation


Closing in 10 days

  • Prime opportunity in the Department of Film, Games and Animation
  • Fixed Term position until Dec 2026 in a central Hawthorn location
  • Academic Level B or C and staff benefits, options for hybrid work and flexible working arrangements
  • About the Role We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our dynamic Department of Film, Games, and Animation as a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Animation. As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will be responsible for teaching and researching animation practices, skills, and strategies across various animation platforms.

    Lecturer Role Highlights:

  • Engage with students through dynamic lectures, stimulating discussions, and interactive teaching methods.
  • Assess and provide constructive feedback to guide students academic growth.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative curriculum and teaching materials.
  • Conduct research in your field of expertise and contribute to scholarly publications.
  • Enjoy a supportive and inclusive environment that values your unique perspectives and ideas.
  • Senior Lecturer Role Highlights:

  • Lead and mentor a team of dedicated educators, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Design and deliver advanced courses, challenging students to reach their full potential.
  • Contribute to the development of academic programs and curriculum enhancements.
  • Engage in cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge in your field.
  • Collaborate with renowned experts and participate in national/international conferences.
  • Join our Department where we prioritize the growth and development of our faculty members. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, resources, and professional development opportunities to enhance your teaching methodologies and stay at the forefront of your field.

    For more information on the roles, please see the Position Description link at the bottom of the page.

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading development of curriculum in Animation and or related disciplines in a university setting
  • Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to innovative education, including blended learning formats, online teaching and the use of case studies and software expertise in Animation learning environments
  • Demonstrated experience with experiential or work integrated learning, and supervising undergraduate real-world internships and projects
  • Demonstrated excellence and commitment to research in the university context, and capacity in the use of a variety of research methods and a track record of publishing (traditional and NTRO's)
  • Demonstrated ability, or potential, to attract research funding from sources external to the university or to contribute to funded research projects
  • Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Animation or related discipline
  • A teaching qualification
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    For more information about the role, please reach out to Professor Susan Kerrigan [email protected]

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected].

    Applications Close: Sunday March 3rd at 11PM

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Victoria's Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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    Job details


    Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Animation


    Swinburne University of Technology




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 03, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science

    About the employer

    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne which is located 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district.

    In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, Swinburne has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon as well as campuses in Sarawak, Malaysia and Sydney.

    In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Swinburne placed 19th in Australia and moved up 50 places to 321st globally. In the 2020 Student Experience Survey, Swinburne was ranked equal 1st place in Victoria for the ’entire education experience’ for undergraduate students, with an overall satisfaction rate of 80 per cent.

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