Career and Scholarship Opportunities

Post-Docs at University of Queensland – UQ Development Fellowships

Closing date: 8 September 2017

Lecturer in Communication and Digital Media – University of Queensland

Closing date: 12 June 2017

Professor of Screen Studies – University of Melbourne 
Closing date: 20 June 2017

AFTRS Lecturer – Various Positions Available 03/12/2016

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Visual Effects – Massey University 28/11/2016

Lecturer – Creative Arts and Screen Studies at LaTrobe University 24/11/2016

Lecturer Animation and Interactive Media – RMIT 01/11/2016

PhD Scholarship in The New Screen Ecology and Opportunities for Innovation in Production and Distribution 29/01/2016

 About the project

The project explores new models of online and screen content creation. Major United States information technology corporations are challenging Hollywood and television networks and are likely to come to dominate new screen services into the future. This project focuses on the most challenging and potentially disruptive and innovative forms of production and distribution this new screen ecology is taking. Processes of professionalisation and monetisation of previously amateur content creation are underpinning an explosive growth of a lower-budget, more diverse and structurally innovative tier of advertising and sponsor-supported online content. Centred on strategies of platforms such as YouTube, but international in scope, the project aims to contribute to innovation in Australian screen production and distribution.

Your role in the project

You will complement others in the project team by focusing on Australian perspectives. You’ll use participant observation methods to track the career development fortunes of selected Australian YouTube creators and those creators’ interactions with their fan base or subscribers, multi-channel networks and support agencies. The PhD research will also track the wider transformations in the Australian screen ecology in the context of Australian screen history. You’ll provide some research assistance to the research team, as well as co-publishing with them.

Expected outcomes

This PhD scholarship will assist in building your career and capacity as a researcher. The project involves participant observation and knowledge transfer, applying insights gained to identify new content production and distribution opportunities that will have a beneficial impact on the Australian screen sector and its practitioners. In a period of rapid change, the project will inform cultural and industry policy development in Australia. 

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Teaching Position in Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand 17/12/2015

School of English and Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
We are seeking someone with an advanced qualification and appropriate university teaching experience who is conversant in cultural and critical theory and in film studies. Duties include teaching, assessment, administration and tutoring. Access the application here.

Location: Palmerston North
Term: Fixed Term of 5 Months
Grade: Senior Tutor
Salary: View current salary scales

Applications close: 11:45 p.m. on 10 January 2016

Position overview:

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed-term senior tutorship in the Media Studies programme of the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University on the Palmerston North, Manawatu Campus in semester 1, 2016. The programme teaches courses in internal and distance learning modes (including online delivery), at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The period of employment will run from 15 February (negotiable) until 15 July 2015. As the successful applicant you will provide teaching, assessment, administration and online support for the whole semester in 154.203 Popular Culture and the Media (internal and distance), 154.303 Hollywood Cinema (internal), and 154.101 Introduction to Media Studies (distance). This work will be carried out in association with the respective paper coordinators, and the appointee will teach to a curriculum and assessment tasks that are already established. Existing teaching resources will be available. The approach to popular culture in 154.203 will require a candidate conversant in cultural and critical theory.

To be successful in appointment to this opportunity you will have a either completed your PhD or be very near to completion at the time of application. Some previous university teaching experience will be expected.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Mrs Carol Seelye, School of English and Media Studies via email: or phone: 64-6-9517549.

Electronic applications are preferred by means of the Massey University website. All applications should include a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three referees (with full contact details). These should be submitted before the closing date. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Job description:

Purpose statement: To provide quality teaching in Media Studies.
Responsible to Head of School

Key accountabilities

1. Undertake undergraduate teaching as required.
2. Coordinate and administer courses effectively.

Other duties as directed by the Head of School
Person specification

Qualifications: Appropriate advanced qualification (preferably completed PhD)


  • Demonstrable teaching experience at appropriate University levels.
  • Personal attributes and behaviours
  • Competence in all areas of professional activity.
  • A strong sense of professionalism.
  • Suitable skills in time management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to maintain good collegial relationships, and a willingness to engage in team-work.
  • The capacity to deliver courses for internal and distance students in a variety of modes, including online.

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