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Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

The School of English, Media Studies, and Art History (EMSAH) is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Communication  and Cultural Studies, Film and Television Studies, Creative and Professional Writing, Drama, Museum Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. It has 45 academic and research staff and seven professional staff. EMSAH academics are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. The School is one of four schools within the Faculty of Arts and is based on the University of Queensland's St Lucia Campus.

The School teaches into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Creative Arts, the Bachelor of Communication, and the Bachelor of International Studies, and has a suite of postgraduate coursework programs. Its postgraduate programs include Creative Writing; Writing, Editing, and Publishing; Museum Studies; and Science Communication. EMSAH attracts a large number of Australian and international students to its research higher degree programs, which may be undertaken as PhD or MPhil or in a range of specialised programs including Cultural Studies, Media Studies, and Film and Television Studies.

Film and Television Studies is part of a broader area of interdisciplinary teaching and research that includes Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies. It comprises a major at the undergraduate level, and MPhil and PhD degrees by research. Enrolments in the majors and postgraduate programs are high, including more than 40 Research Higher Degree students. The Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies area is staffed by leading teachers and researchers who actively participate in industry networks. Staff publications include work on Film and Television History and Aesthetics, Film Theory and Reception, Television Studies, Adaptation Studies, Australian Cultural Studies, Celebrity Culture, Digital Humanities, Public Service Broadcasting, Science Communication, Social Media, and Media Industries.

Further information about the School is available at www.emsah.uq.edu.au.

The role

To contribute to the teaching of a range of introductory and advanced level Film and Television Studies units as required, including courses engaging with film and television theory, aesthetic analysis, and the history of film and television in national and global screen cultures. Teaching methods may include lecture, seminar, tutorial and online formats. 

The position-holder is expected to have and maintain a record of high-quality research, attract research funding and assist with the further development of the standing of the School. 

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in Film and Television studies, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,857 - $97,205 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Joanne Tompkins on +61 7 3365 1435 or j.tompkins@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

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