Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Senior Lecturer, Public Relations


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  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position for a Senior Lecturer in Public Relations

  • Salary Academic Level C + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the City campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About the School

    The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of renowned practitioners, theorists and thinkers. In the most recent QS Rankings by Subject , RMIT was ranked 37th in the world for Communication and Media Studies. The school produces top graduates who can respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media and communication driven environment. The School has strong links with industry, has numerous illustrious alumni and seeks to be at the cutting edge of ongoing change brought about by technology and convergence. It is a leading centre of ideas and innovation in the communication industries. The School delivers the full spectrum of higher education programs and has a significant presence in international markets onshore and offshore.

    For more information please visit, www. education/academic-schools/media-and-communication

    About You

    The Senior Lecturer, Public Relations will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School. They will make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and will be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities.

    In the first three years of this position, the Senior Lecturer will manage a program teach-out and coordinate the development and delivery of a Public Relations major and minor in the new Bachelor of Professional Communication. They will also be responsible for managing accreditation with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). The Senior Lecturer will support the new program strategy to prepare students to be technologically fluent communication professionals who are highly adaptable to evolving roles in a global communication context. The role will involve working with a vibrant team of academics in Melbourne. The Senior Lecturer will also contribute to global development of the program.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.

  • Ability to manage and lead a large program, or several small programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.

  • Ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

  • Experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to support scholarly development of less experienced academic staff, consult with senior executives, external bodies, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.

  • Qualifications Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

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

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact [email protected]

    Position Description - Senior Lecturer, PR

    Applications close on Monday 4 December at 11.59pm.

    Applications Close:

    4 Dec 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer, Public Relations


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 04, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,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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