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University of Wollongong in Dubai
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About UOWD:

Established in 1951 and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*, Australia’s University of Wollongong is a global brand with international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD) offers over 40 internationally recognised bachelor and master degrees spanning 10 in-demand industry sectors. All of our degree courses are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and licensed by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), as well as being recognised by leading professional organisations such as AACSB, ACCA, ACS, CIM, CIPD, CPA, Engineers Australia, PMI, and others.

The first internationally accredited Australian university in the UAE, we are the education gateway of choice for over 3,500 students, representing 100+ nationalities. Our global community of 152,000 alumni are pursuing career goals with respected blue-chip companies and industry giants such as 3M, ADCB, Adidas, Amazon, Deloitte, Emirates, FedEx, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pepsico. Additionally, research reveals that 83%** of fresh graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Life at UOWD is rooted in the continued pursuit of excellence through teaching, research and industry engagement, with the student experience at its heart. Our 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park features access to cutting-edge technologies and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, all housed in a vibrant modern setting that promises to deliver an enriched learning experience for our students.

  • QS World University Rankings 2023
**Data from the Graduate Destination Survey 2017 to 2020 About the Program:

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Health (SHSSH) at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) invites applications for a full-time position in Media and Communication at the rank of Instructor.

The Bachelor of Communications & Media is a relatively new and dynamic program with four specializations:

  • Digital & Social Media
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Screen Media Production
  • Marketing Communication & Advertising

The focus of the BCM program is process-based, project work, collaborative team work and preparing students for careers in the media industry. The BCM program is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in U.A.E. and in Australia. We have an excellent relationship with the home campus and are now finding opportunities to collaborate globally with Australia and our other campuses in Hong Kong and Malaysia. In our relatively new campus, we have a state of the art media studio with industry quality production equipment, as well as fully equipped computer labs available for student work and projects. This position is a key hire and the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and ongoing growth of the BCM program.

Requirements and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will join the university in September 2024. The candidate will demonstrate strong evidence of teaching, and should have experience teaching a wide range of media subjects. Candidates should be fluent in media discourse and have proficiency with studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, theoretical, technical and practical demands of the discipline. Instructors are responsible for leading and teaching the tutorial/workshop sections of BCM courses.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage in teaching, developing teaching resources, and working on teaching teams for courses in the BCM program
  • Teach a range of courses in the BCM program, covering areas of Media Studies, Digital & Social Media, and possibly Screen Media Production
  • Work with Subject coordinators on the development of subjects – both existing and new
  • Lead the development of tutorial sections for BCM courses
  • Work with the Head of School and Program Director on the evaluation of courses and evaluation of the program
  • Teach in a variety of settings, including classroom, studio/lab, and possibly others, depending on the requirements of the course
  • Assess student work and provide feedback to students about their work
  • In collaboration with the Subject coordinator, grade assessments and issue final grades for students, and contribute to the writing of the subject reports
  • Coordinate with Program Director in planning BCM program activities and events
  • Collaborate with colleagues from the global network of UOW campuses
Qualifications & Experience:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Media and Communication, Media Arts, Media Studies, or relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the Bachelors level
  • Experience in process based media making, both on an individual level as well as using process based approaches as teaching strategies
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in media and teaching related software and platforms such as Adobe Creative Suites, Davinci Resolve, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Canva, Discord, and relevant Social Media platforms

Beneficial Qualifications/Experience

  • Ability to teach intermediate to advanced courses in Digital & Social Media & Game Media including: Emergent Media, Future Networks, Game Media Industries and Game Experience Design, and/or advanced Screen Media industry courses
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