Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound)

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Name: Ana

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Email: hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au

Location: Southbank, Melbourne VIC

Job no: 0062457, 0062458
Location: Southbank
Role type: 
Part-time (0.5 FTE); Continuing – two positions available
Faculty: 
Fine Arts and Music
School: Victorian College of the Arts
Salary: 
Level B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super 

  • Expand your Sound Design, Composition or Audio Engineering Career into the Tertiary Sector!
  • Vibrant Southbank location
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
Join the vibrant academic community within the Victorian College of the Arts as a Lecturer in Design and Production, with a specialisation in sound design and techniques for live performance (drama, dance, music theatre and opera).

We are inviting applications from candidates with teaching experience, including a strong understanding of pedagogical principles and interest in curriculum development in the area of sound design.

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Your role will be pivotal in delivering a high quality teaching and learning experience to students within the broader Design and Production program. Dependent on experience, you may be required to teach into the appropriate programmes delivered by Design and Production including the Bachelor of Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) and the Master of Design and Production.

This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the academic success of students studying Design, while fostering your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment.

There are two positions available.

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As an education focused role, there is a need for flexibility within the role; it is likely that more hours will be worked during the semester teaching periods, and fewer hours required outside of those times. Workload expectations will be discussed with the successful candidate. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain professionally relevant, high-quality curricula, course, and subject material in the discipline area in consultation with appropriate staff and Head of Discipline.
  • Effectively prepare and deliver workshops, lectures, tutorials and/or seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to a high standard and achieving high levels of student satisfaction and student achievement.
  • Effectively supervise and mentor students undertaking curricula and extra-curricula activity.
  • Undertake subject and/or course-level coordination and associated administrative tasks.
  • Develop learning materials including online delivery and innovative teaching methodologies and resources.
  • Analyse learning needs of students and identify appropriate and effective approaches to teaching.
  • Develop formative and summative assessments appropriately linked to learning goals and in relation to subject aims and learning outcomes.

Who We Are Looking For
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with a strong national and international reputation in sound design and/or technical implementation, with expertise in live performance sound design processes. This could include design techniques, composition skills, sound system design and implementation, audio engineering and balancing.

As a teaching specialist, you will be involved with course development, design and the delivery and maintenance of a high-quality teaching program. You should be deeply committed to all areas of teaching and the ability to work collaboratively with students, ensuring an enriching and inclusive learning environment for all.

The capacity to provide leadership and engagement with industry and the broader community is essential, and you will be expected to promote artistic practice and teaching collaboration within the University and external organisations at state and national, and international levels.

You will also have:

  • A qualification in a related field, or equivalent professional practice as determined by the selection committee
  • Evidence of capacity to successfully develop and implement strategies/initiatives in support of discipline priorities and targets, particularly in relation to undergraduate and graduate recruitment, research and research training, engagement (e.g. develop partnerships, digital learning, revenue growth and cost containment strategies, etc)
  • Evidence of capacity to provide leadership and engagement in wider community affairs, industry engagement and partnerships, particularly those related to the discipline’s research and teaching programs.
  • Demonstrated strategies and skills for effective communication and collaboration

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn’t have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

The Bachelor of Design is delivered collaboratively by the faculties of Fine Arts and Music, Architecture, Building and Planning and Engineering and Information Technology within the University of Melbourne. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) and the Master of Design and Production are both degrees delivered entirely by the VCA in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled “Reasonable Adjustments Request”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit –https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the following Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description):
    1. Demonstrated strong commitment to the importance of teaching at all levels in higher education and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching methods, together with a distinguished personal contribution to teaching.
    2. Scholarship and practice/research of national and international standing in sound design and/or technical implementation, with a demonstrated working knowledge of sound design processes for live performance. This could include design techniques, composition skills, sound system design and implementation, audio engineering and balancing.
    3. Evidence of capacity to successfully develop and implement strategies/initiatives in support of discipline priorities and targets, particularly in relation to undergraduate and graduate recruitment, research and research training, engagement (e.g. develop partnerships, digital learning, revenue growth and cost containment strategies, etc)
    4. Evidence of capacity to provide leadership and engagement in wider community affairs, industry engagement and partnerships, particularly those related to the discipline’s research and teaching programs.
    5. Demonstrated strategies and skills for effective communication and collaboration.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: TUESDAY 11 JUNE 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description: 0062457_Lecturer, Design And Production (Sound).pdf

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