The Teaching Specialist in Audio Visual Communication will coordinate and teach core audio-visual and related subjects in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Media and Communications program. This may include existing audio-visual offerings such as ‘Audiovisual Communication’ (2011-cont), Digital and Mobile Journalism (2018-cont) and to develop new subjects. The ideal candidate for this new position will have technical expertise in all areas of audio-visual production processes, as well as knowledge of the rapid transformation in audio-visual production and state-of-the-art in the industry. This position will bridge the gap between academia and industry and is able to provide this high-level technical production expertise.
The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is recognised as a highly successful program in Australia (top-ranked in QS rankings in 2018) and features a thriving teaching and research environment. The Program is rapidly expanding, after sustained growth in recent years. Media and Communications runs a very successful Major in the Bachelor of Arts and two highly successful Masters degrees, ‘Global Media Communication’ and ‘Marketing Communication’.
Over the years, Media and Communications have placed a strong focus on the strategic development of teaching. One key area has been to further develop and increase the offering of practical subjects. The sustained success of these subjects has led to the support of this continuing position as Teaching Specialist in Audio-Visual Communication.
The Media & Communications Program is part of the School of Culture and Communication, which is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences. The School’s agenda is led by world-leading scholars who span fields including Media and Communication, Journalism, Publishing, Screen and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Art History, and Australian Indigenous studies.
The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures. More broadly, the School’s academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as Asian popular culture, digital media, cyber-security, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts. The extensive doctoral program includes coursework, as well as many opportunities to participate in reading groups, seminars, conferences and other events that augment the intellectual values of the School.
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