Lecturer, Art

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Bring contemporary expertise to Ceramics and the Discipline of Art
  • Academic Level B: $96,564 - $114,672
  • Flexible part-time opportunity (3 days 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 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.

The School has a strong practice-based research program which explores issues of globalised society through interdisciplinary projects and a research focus on social engagement, environment, materiality and technology. CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) and a number of research networks support this activity.


As a Lecturer in Art it is expected you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School, in specialisations related to your field of expertise.  More specifically, this role is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate, Honours, Masters and Graduate Diploma programs and for maintaining and advancing your scholarly, research and professional engagement. 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 individual who has a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across online and face-to-face platforms in a studio-based environment. You will be empathetic, approachable and understanding of students’ learning needs. Moreover, your aptitude to prepare and deliver innovative learning material through a range of learning activities will be highly advantageous to your success in this role. Additionally, you will have experience in course coordination and be able to work collegially and collaboratively on curriculum development. As an experienced lecturer in the Art and Craft domain, you will provide leadership within the rapidly changing international field of craft, design, interdisciplinary practice, emerging technologies and contemporary culture. Academically, you will have an emerging track record of quality research outputs and demonstrate the potential to develop new research initiatives and industry connections. Furthermore, you will have excellent relationship building capabilities and be confident interacting with a range stakeholders across RMIT University and externally.  


Mandatory: PhD in relevant field or equivalent

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: 

  • 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

To view the position description please click the link below.

 Position Description – Lecturer .pdf

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

Applications close on Sunday 5th January 2020.

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

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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