Lecturer position in radio advertised at Macquarie University

Lecturer in Radio

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

Work with Leading Academics
Supportive and Innovative working environment
Full-time, continuing

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies (MMCCS) comprises of a number of disciplines dedicated to understanding contemporary media, and to developing valuable practical skills. It is the largest department within the Faculty of Arts and offers students flexibility with their degrees to ensure a well-rounded, customised study program.

The Role

The Department currently has an opportunity for a Lecturer with scholarly expertise in Radio theory and production. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research; teach units in related disciplines within MMCCS at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. The applicant will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please demonstrate the below criteria in a covering letter (not more than 2 pages) and your resume.

Essential Criteria:

A PhD in Media or a relevant discipline.
A research track-record including quality peer-reviewed publications and audio productions, relevant to opportunity.
A track-record in radio production/presentation demonstrating industry experience and/or a body of work.
Working knowledge of radio studios and competency with radio production techniques, appropriate audio technologies and software.
Demonstrated teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching contributions across one or more relevant disciplines in MMCCS, particularly in the areas of radio and audio production.
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable Criteria:

Working knowledge of Pro Tools or other audio editing/mixing system with experience teaching radio, radio journalism and related audio programming: i.e., demonstrate good knowledge of production, relevant software and creative techniques of broadcasting and broadcast/audio journalism.

Demonstrated interest in new techniques and forms relevant to current audio broadcast and related audio/radio dissemination and production across a range of forms or platforms

Salary Package: Level B from $96,970 to $114,732 per annum, plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Nicole Anderson, Head of Department of MMCCS at nicole.anderson@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant at Alyssa.hayes@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 19 February 2017 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

Lecturer in Documentary Filmmaking at UWS Creative Media Academy

Lecturer in Filmmaking (Documentary)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Filmmaking to join our team in the School of Media, Culture and Society (MCS).

MCS is a large (circa 2500 student FTEs) multidisciplinary school where the social sciences and creative and cultural industries meet. We offer a supportive and aspirational environment in which staff and students work in partnership to create societal and cultural change.

The school of Media, Culture and Society also hosts the Creative Media Academy.  The UWS Creative Media Academy, one of only 3 in Scotland, is a Creative Skillset accredited centre for excellence in creative industry teaching and research.

The Academy offers programmes focused on professional practice, dedicated to vocationally relevant education to anticipate the skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Each programme pays close attention to fast-developing converging technologies and new business models in the creative industries.

Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our different programmes including Television and Radio Broadcast Production, Filmmaking and Scriptwriting, Digital Art, Commercial Music and Music Technology, Performance, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Games Technology and Animation.

Recent guests to the academy include Oscar and BAFTA winners in documentary and fiction and we work with the very best in the industry. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and reflective individual to join our filmmaking team.

You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to play a key role in achieving in teaching, internationalisation, research and commercial activity.  You will play a central role in our Screen and related disciplines primarily contributing to our popular BA (Hons) Filmmaking and Screenwriting and our soon to be offered MA Filmmaking.  Candidates should have a strong practitioner profile in documentary filmmaking and production.

You will be responsible for contributing to an excellent student experience by planning, developing and delivering an exciting curriculum utilising contemporary forms of pedagogy.  You will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of your career and demonstrate an ability or potential to attract independent research funding.  An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities.

You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career (research, enterprise, and teaching) and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.

A PhD in documentary filmmaking or a related field would be desirable. Successful candidates will be encouraged and supported to undertake a PhD or PhD by Practice.

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multi disciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy on 01292 886298, emailNick.Higgins@uws.ac.uk, or Professor Derek Carson, Dean of School, on 0141-848-3983, email derek.carson@uws.ac.uk

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Call for Applications for Visiting Researcher Stipends at The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum at the University Exeter, UK is both a public museum and a rich research resource for scholars of moving image history. The museum is named after the renowned filmmaker Bill Douglas and was founded on the extraordinary collection of material he put together with his friend Peter Jewell. In the twenty years since its opening, the museum has received donations from many sources and now has over 75,000 artefacts on the long history of the moving image from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Thanks to the support of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Trust we are able to offer stipends to enable research using the collections at The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. We are inviting applications for two categories of award:  UK stipends are available to academics, postgraduate students and researchers based in the UK, and are worth up to £500 each.  International Stipends are for scholars and researchers from outside the UK and are worth up to £1500 each.

The monies are to be used for travel and accommodation costs incurred while visiting the Museum to undertake significant research that will be enhanced by access to its collections. Proposed research should contribute to publication or other demonstrable outcomes. Successful applicants will be required to write a blog post for the museum’s website about their research following their visit.  The monies must be spent by December 31st 2017.

The museum’s collections are very diverse, and have the potential to enrich research in histories of film, media and visual culture, cultural and social history, audience and fan studies, media production history, and technological and labour histories of cinema.  The collections have particular strengths in ‘Pre-cinema’ optical media, cinema ephemera and we also hold some production papers relating to key British independent filmmakers: Bill Douglas, Don Boyd, James Mackay and Gavrik Losey. We are particularly keen to receive applications for the study of areas of distinctive strength in the collections, such as the following:

  • Optical Toys
  • Magic lanterns
  • Panoramas and Dioramas
  • Early Cinema 1895-1914
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Sheet Music
  • Star ephemera
  • Fiction about film
  • Film Press-books and campaign material
  • The films of Bill Douglas, and independent cinema in Britain since the 1970s.

To apply please email bdc@exeter.ac.uk with a one page CV covering key academic achievements or publications and a proposal of up to 1,000 words outlining:

1) Your planned use of the museum’s collections

2) The expected outcomes from the research and its contribution to the field of study including  publication plans.

3) An outline of the expected costings of your visit.

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the assessment panel within one month and will be expected to undertake their research during 2017.

– See more at: http://www.bdcmuseum.org.uk/news/stipends-for-research-at-the-bill-douglas-cinema-museum-call-for-applications/


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