Senior Lecturer in Public Relations

RMIT University Melbourne


Senior Lecturer, Public Relations

Job No: 584924

  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Academic Level C position $118,291 - $ 136,401
  • Permanent Full-Time opportunity

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. 

Within the College of Design and Social Context, the School of Media and Communication is well regarded for its digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice. The School has a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.


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

In the first three years of this position, you will be expected to act as the Program Manager for the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) which will involve working with the Public Relations team and the School to coordinate the vision and delivery of the Public Relations Program and ensure it is achieving desired outcomes.

The program has a strong focus on public relations praxis and requires research leadership that enables research to be integrated in the teaching program and extended to our industry engagement activities. As Senior Lecturer, you are expected to contribute to the research, teaching and engagement activities of the program.

About you 

You will have strong academic leadership skills and contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Public Relations discipline. It is expected that you will have experience with coordinating courses and delivering programs and innovative pathways to student-centred learning and improvement.

Using your excellent communication and negotiation skills, you will bring with you the ability to develop high-quality, driven relationships across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external networks.


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

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 University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • 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 Dr Marianne Sison ( or (03) 9925-3127.

Applications close on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 11:55pm.

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.

Download File PD - Senior Lecturer, Public Relations.pdf


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