Online Lecturer in Journalism, Communications and Digital Media (Teaching Academic Level B) job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Based in UniSA Online at the City West campus
  • Two 2-year fixed term contracts (one full-time, one part-time position)
  • Salary range: $104,838 – $123,873 per annum pro rata (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

Working on site in Adelaide, South Australia, you will work with academic staff within Academic Units to support the development and delivery of curriculum for online programs within Journalism, Communications and Digital Media.

You will contribute to the design, development and teaching of engaging course curricula and materials for the online program. You will implement teaching approaches that maximise the student experience and learning outcomes, whilst contributing to the recruitment and development of teaching staff within UniSA Online.

Critical to the success of the role will be establishing strong partnerships with stakeholders across the University to ensure that UniSA Online identifies and responds to strategic opportunities, and effectively leading and mentoring academic staff within the teaching team. 

* Within the University of South Australia, the Online Lecturer role holds the title of Online Course Facilitator.

* This position is based in Adelaide and does not have capacity to work remotely. 

About UniSA Online 

UniSA Online was established as a key project as part of the University’s Digital Learning Strategy. UniSA Online offers fully online degrees purposely designed for study on demand, 24/7 student support, and access to state of the art teaching and learning resources through an interactive online platform. 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Experience and proficiency in undertaking teaching duties including the design and preparation of online teaching activities and resources
  • Demonstrated competence in using information systems that support online learning and course administration
  • Understanding and experience in using a range of contemporary teaching methodologies, including the ability to develop supportive learning environments

Journalism, Communications and Digital Media

  • Demonstrated record of the development and delivery of high-quality teaching and learning experiences in the areas of journalism, content creation, digital graphics, and/or communication research
  • Exceptional writing skills and demonstrated experience teaching professional writing
  • Strong understanding of the industry-focused applications of emerging media platforms and contexts


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Applicants are also required to upload a weblink to a video of themselves addressing the following question:

“Based on your past experience, tell us in 2 minutes or less, why you would make a great online teacher in the Journalism, Communications and Digital Media discipline”.

Please address your cover letter to Georgie Hart, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5463.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 13 September 2023

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

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How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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