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Associate Lecturer, Faculty Of Creative Industries, Education And Social Justice, Academic Division

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
The School of Communication is seeking a
Associate Lecturer who can teach units in its
Professional Communication study area, with a
focus on professional writing and editing.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a
well-developed philosophy for their teaching
and learning, and show a commitment to social
inclusion and cultural diversity in their
approach to the classroom. The School is
interested in strengthening its Indigenous and
its Asia Pacific regional perspectives across all
its areas of teaching and research.

This position reports to the Head of the School
of Communication for supervision, workload
management and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:
Facilitate excellence in the School’s
undergraduate course through the
development and delivery of innovative
teaching methods and materials.

Prepare and deliver physical and virtual
lectures and seminars for effective learning

Provide authentic real world learning and

Implementing and administering University
policy within the Faculty with respect to
equitable access to education and
workplace health and safety.

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:
perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;

participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;

work across campuses

To be appointed as an Associate Lecturer the
successful applicant must meet the position
classification standards outlined in the QUT
Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis until 3 of December 2021.


Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Completion or near completion of a
doctoral qualification in a discipline
relevant to the research and teaching
needs of the School.

2. Demonstrated experience in or potential
for effective teaching including ability to
develop innovative approaches to learning
and student support.

3. Demonstrated experience in or potential
for effective unit-level administration,
including leadership of teaching teams

4. Track record of high quality research in a
discipline relevant to the research and

teaching needs of the School.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic
Level A (LEVA) which has an annual
remuneration range of $79,954 to $108,490
pa. Which is inclusive of an annual salary
range of $68,139 to $92,458 pa and 9.5%

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:
Parental leave provisions

Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance

Comprehensive professional

Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Life at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

This position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of the fixed-term
appointment. Former QUT staff members who
were employed at 23 April 2020 are also
eligible to apply for this position. Please
indicate your eligibility within the application

In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people who are not QUT
staff are also eligible and encouraged to

Please note that current staff wishing to be
considered for secondment to this position
must seek prior approval from their supervisor
before submitting an application.

In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people who are not QUT
staff are also eligible and encouraged to

For further information about the position,
please contact
Associate Professor Kevin Sanson,
Head of School on (07) 3138 5480; or for
further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on
(07) 3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of an academic
staff member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into

account when assessing performance or

The selection panel is also committed to
conducting a process which is fair and free
from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference
number 21635.

When applying for this position your application

must include the following:
A current resume and response to
selection criteria

Applications close 10 June 2021

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a
global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are
one of the nation’s fastest growing research
universities and our courses are in high

We are an ambitious and collaborative
institution that seeks to equip our students and
graduates with the skills they will need in an
increasingly disrupted and challenged world.
We are transforming the student experience
we offer our 50,000 students and we place a
premium on the international and national
accreditation of our various professional

Our internationally award-winning Science and
Engineering Centre is home to The Cube,
acknowledged as one of the world’s largest
digital interactive learning and display spaces.
QUT established the world's first Creative
Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in
collaborative learning and interdisciplinary
research environments, including the $95M
Education Precinct.

Further information about QUT can be
obtained from the website at www.qut.edu.au.

Our Vision

QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic
plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s ambitions
and declares our strong sense of purpose
which is to provide transformative education
and research relevant to our communities. It
provides a framework and strategies to enable

QUT to realise our vision to be the university
for the real world and identifies the following

support aspiration and inclusion

encourage creativity and entrepreneurship

embrace digital transformation and

embed principles of health and wellbeing

support Indigenous Australian
engagement, success and empowerment

enable professional engagement and
ethical leadership and,

focus on the environment and

Aligned to and supporting our vision are the
QUT Values. These Values highlight what
makes QUT distinct and successful. Providing
a compass for our decisions, actions and
behaviours and strengthening our community.

QUT Values






About the Academic
Academic Division includes the University’s
faculties and research centres. It is responsible
for education (learning and teaching),
research, research services and support, and
digital business solutions. The Academic
Division is led by the Provost.

About the Faculty
In our rapidly changing world, driving
economic, social and cultural development
increasingly requires collaboration. This new
faculty acknowledges this context— and
specifically that how society learns, creates,
communicates and collaborates is at the
forefront of all innovative and impactful

The focus of the Faculty of Creative Industries,
Education and Social Justice is to pursue
research with impact and prepare our students
for innovative roles as knowledge leaders at
the nexus of design, education,
communication, creative practice and social

With an intersection of creativity, education
and social justice combined with QUT’s
overall focus on technology the faculty has
strong ties to government and industry which
provides our courses with a real- world focus.

The faculty is comprised of the following

School of Communication

School of Creative Practice

School of Design

School of Early Childhood and Inclusive

School of Teacher Education and

School of Justice.

The Faculty of Creative Industries,
Education and Social Justice is led by the
Executive Dean and the Executive
Management Team comprising the dean,
heads of schools, and other senior faculty

As the benefits of innovative creativity are
recognised by multinational businesses,
creative talents are increasingly in demand in
a range of industries.

A world leader across communication,
design and creative practice teaching and
research, with extensive industry
partnerships and a proven track record in
growing the creative economy, our
connections to industry and the leading-edge
research we conduct strengthen our
understanding that creativity has never been
more valued by employers.

QUT is also a national leader in teacher
education and in many areas of education
research. We are a recognised leader in
research and research training as evidenced
by our ‘above world standard’ ranking overall
in every Excellence in Research Australia
assessment. We also have extensive links
with partner organisations and universities in
Australia and overseas.

Reflecting our vision for excellence in
learning, teaching and research, the
university has built a new $95 million
Education Precinct on its Kelvin Grove
campus. The precinct comprises imaginatively
designed formal and informal face-to-face and
online learning and teaching spaces, and
offers excellent facilities for social interaction
and recreation. The precinct’s futuristic
design and its location at the heart of the
Kelvin Grove campus showcases education,

gives it prominence, and demonstrates
QUT’s vision for the faculty as a leader,
innovator, and model for the university.

The School of Justice is internationally
renowned for criminology and justice
education and research, offering a range of
undergraduate, honours and graduate
certificate options for study. The staff are also
members of the QUT Centre for Justice, a
think tank for producing applied solutions for
a better world. The school has a strong
research culture including current DECRA
ARC award holders and a number of staff
leading ARC projects and other research

About the School of
The School of Communication is ranked as
Australia’s leading School of Communication.
We offer a taught postgraduate program
focused on Digital Communication and an
undergraduate program that is structured into

five majors:
Digital Media;

Media & Entertainment Industries;


Professional Communication; and

Advertising and Public Relations (taught by
QUT Business School).

We are the number one School of
Communication in Australia and 16th in the
world in the field of Media and Communication
according to QS World University Rankings
(2021). QUT is also ranked well above world
standard in Australia in Communication and
Media Studies, and above world standard in
Cultural Studies, according to the national
research quality assessment exercise
conducted by the Australian Government in
2010, 2012, 2015, and 2019—‘Excellence in
Research for Australia’ (ERA). It is the only
university in Australia that has received the top
ranking for Communication and Media Studies
in every ERA round since 2010.

The School has established international
connections including research and teaching
partnerships with leading institutions in the
United States, United Kingdom, France,
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Brazil, China,
Indonesia, and South Africa, among others.

Brisbane City, QLD

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