Senior Lecturer, Art

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Bring contemporary expertise to the Discipline of Art
  • Academic Level C $118,291 - $ 136,401
  • Flexible part-time opportunity (18 hours per week)

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone. 

About the role and college

The School of Art at RMIT is an international site for innovative and diverse art, craft and photographic practices and research led by accomplished artists, photographers and professional staff who strive for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation. The School has a strong practice-based research program which explores issues of globalised society through interdisciplinary projects and a research focus on social practice, environment, materiality and technology. CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) and a number of research networks support this activity. The School delivers programs ranging from undergraduate degrees through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Art: History + Theory + Cultures, Art Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Gold and Silversmithing, Sculpture, Sound, Media Arts, Arts Management and Public Art.

As a Senior Lecturer in Art it is expected you will contribute to the research and teaching efforts of the School, in specialisations related to your field of expertise.  More specifically, this role is responsible for advancing your scholarly, research and professional engagement and carrying out teaching activities within a range of programs from undergraduate through to PhD. This role will also actively promote the RMIT University School of Art program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. 

About you 

The School of Art is seeking an experienced individual who is able to combine research expertise and projects with teaching activities to create innovative learning material that generates excellent student experience. You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across online and face-to-face platforms. With your extensive research experience, you will be confident to build, develop and work collaboratively with other researchers.

You will make original contributions in teaching and scholarship which expand knowledge and practice within the discipline; conduct and lead high quality research recognised at a national level; regularly present and publish research results in high quality outlets; identify appropriate funding sources and prepare successful external research funding submissions; oversee higher degree by research candidates. Furthermore, you will have excellent relationship building capabilities and be confident interacting with Senior external and internal stakeholders to develop and maintain beneficial relationships


Mandatory: PhD in relevant field

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT was placed?10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an?Employer of Choice for Gender Equality?by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.? 
  • We achieved?Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ?inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a?top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility?with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second?Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.? 

To Apply

For further information please contact the Associate Dean, Art Dr Kristen Sharp on 03 9925 2412.

Applications close on 5th January 2020.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

To view the position description please click the link below.

 Postion Description - Senior Lecturer.pdf

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check. 

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 Islander community.

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