Program Manager; Games
RMIT University, School of Design

Senior Lecturer (Program Manager), Games

Job no: 579739
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications, Education, Design, Teaching and Research


  • Located in Melbourne - The Gaming Capital
  • Full Time, continuing position based at RMIT's CBD campus
  • Academic Level C: $118,291 - $136,401 + 17% super
  • Act as Program Manager for first 3 years

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone. 

About the role and college / portfolio 

The new School of Design comprises the disciplines of Industrial Design, Digital Design (including Animation & Interactive Media) and Communication Design. The School builds on RMIT’s leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.

In the first three years of this position, you will be expected to act as the Program Manager which will involve working with Games staff and the School to coordinate the vision, and the delivery of the Games Program and ensure it is achieving desired outcomes.

The program has a strong focus on independent games development and is an important research leadership role which will be aligned to your research expertise and ultimately embedded into the life of the School.

The role will require you to conduct, engage and lead outstanding research projects aligned with RMIT’s research focus areas and will engage with external partners including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and working with Melbourne’s dynamic local industry which includes companies such as House House, League of Geeks, Hipster Whale, Fanclub and 2pt.

About you 

You will have strong academic leadership skills and contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Games discipline.   You will have experience with coordinating courses and delivering programs and innovative pathways to student-centred learning and improvement.

You will bring with you the ability to develop high-quality, driven networks across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external. 

Furthermore, you will display an understanding and dedication to financial, governance and quality management systems. The successful candidate will display a high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills to interact across all levels of the university.

You will possess an emerging, nationally recognised track record with high-quality outputs and the ability to secure research funding. 


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

Download File PD_Senior Lecturer_Digital_Games_Final.pdf

Download File HE-Program-Manager-Role-statement.pdf

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.  
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.  

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role. 

Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 8 December 2019

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 


Application close: 08 Dec 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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