Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Screenwriting and Contextual Studies

16 September, 2016 by IF

The Queensland College of Art (QCA) is one of Australia’s oldest and foremost – Film, Art, and Design Colleges. Incorporating the Griffith Film School, the QCA is a thriving community of filmmakers, animators, games designers, artists, designers, and photographers, and plays a significant role in shaping the state of Queensland and Australia’s creative culture. The College offers a rich selection of forward looking creative programs with a focus on effectively positioning its graduates and researchers as leading creative-thinkers and practitioners within a fast changing, globally connected landscape.

As a key part of the QCA, the Griffith Film School (GFS) is Australia’s largest film school. The GFS operates in purpose-built premises set within Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct. Using world class, state of the art facilities and equipment, the School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research (HDR) study in the disciplines of film-making, animation, and games design. The School brings together disciplines such as 2D and 3D animation and effects, film and television production, multimedia, digital game development and commercialisation.


This is a continuing, full time position based at the South Bank campus.

The role:
The School is seeking to appoint a highly capable and experienced academic in the areas of Screenwriting and Contextual Studies. Appointments will be made at Senior Lecturer and/or Lecturer level depending on skills, qualifications and experience.

The person:
The Appointee will contribute to and assist with the development learning programs in the areas of Screenwriting and Contextual Studies in the areas of Film, Animation and Games Design. They can expect to participate in developing, convening and teaching courses and/or programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the School. They will also contribute to the scholarly development of the discipline as a researcher and postgraduate supervisor. A track record of critically informed practice-based research is essential. At Senior Lecturer level appointees are expected to provide mentoring and assistance to research colleagues and students. In this capacity they will offer assistance in achieving: high quality research publications and research quality practice-based outcomes; obtaining competitive grant funding; working closely with industry partners and contributing to the strategic development objectives of the QCA and GFS.

Salary range:
Senior Lecturer, Level C: $109,462 – $126,220 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $128,072 – $147,678 per annum.

Lecturer, Level B: $89,357 – $106,114 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $104,548 – $124,154 per annum.

Application requirements
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description. Please address the selection criteria for the level for which you are applying.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:

    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Name and email contact of three referees;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5 pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

Obtain the position description and online application process by clicking the following link and searching for reference number 101695:


For further information about this role, please contact Professor Herman Van Eyken, Head of School, Griffith Film School on +61 (0)7 3735 0105 or h.vaneyken@griffith.edu.au

For application queries, contact Ms Christine Lethbridge, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999.

Closing date: Monday, 3 October 2016 at 5 pm AEST.