The Principal Tutor will contribute to teaching excellence within the Media & Communications program. The position will include supporting teaching staff in the coordination of subjects, the preparation and giving of lectures and tutorials and related assessment, and consultations with students. The Principal Tutor will receive ongoing mentoring in all aspects of an academic career.
The successful applicant will be a committed and engaging educator, with the ability to teach at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, and support staff in the delivery of large subjects. They will have an appreciation of the disciplines subject matter and the capacity to undertake individual and collaborative research projects congruent with the direction of the discipline.
The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is the top-ranked program in Australia (QS 2018), and features a thriving teaching and research environment. The Program is rapidly expanding with several new positions in 2019 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’.
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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