Senior Lecturer in Communication Design

Swinburne University of Technology - Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

  • Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
  • Academic level B or C salary from $89,087 (Level B) or $109,004 (Level C) plus 17% superannuation
  • Ongoing position based at Hawthorn campus 

Swinburne University of Technology has been promoted into the world’s top 500 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Faculty of Health, Arts and Design will drive Swinburne’s 2020 aspirations to increase the University’s teaching and research activities in health and education. These sectors are recognised growth areas in Victoria and Swinburne has a strategic imperative to connect with this growth through this faculty. 

A new opportunity for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Communication Design have arisen and will be required to contribute to teaching and research capabilities in one or more areas of communication design, including information design, publication design in both print and digital forms and design strategy. 

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A PhD qualification in a discipline relevant to Communication Design and/or design innovation
  • Experience of teaching at the tertiary level in the broad field of Communication Design.
  • Demonstrated professional practice as a designer in the Communication Design industry, strong professional networks and evidence of expertise in design in digital formats such as for the Internet.
  • Demonstrated development of relevant content and pedagogy for professional design education. 

A full list of the selection criteria is available within position descriptions 

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. A range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: 

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation. 

How to apply
To start an application, click and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description below.  Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2). 

For further information about the position, please contact Carolyn Barnes, Associate Professor, telephone: +61 39214 6579. 

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 16 December 2016

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