Lecturer in Development Studies, Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to arts-hr@unimelb.edu.au

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Social and Political Sciences

The School of Social and Political Sciences is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia. The School has a team of dedicated academic and professional staff in the disciplines of Political Science, Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology as well as our allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment for staff and students.

About the role

This position is offered as an ‘Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship’ (MECAF) and in this position staff will be expected to engage in a self-directed development programme which will be developed with the support of the staff’s supervisor and will include appropriate training, career and professional development opportunities and academic supervision.

The Lecturer in Development Studies MECAF will join world-class scholars in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, and you will be expected to research, teach and administer commensurate with the level of the position. The excellence of your research profile will be evidenced by your track record of high-quality publications, your capacity to successfully apply for externally competitive grants and to conduct independent research. Your research outcomes will make a significant contribution to the reputation of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • A completed PhD or other equivalent degree in Development Studies or a closely allied discipline
  • Research, professional and/or teaching specialisation on Leadership in the development sector
  • Demonstrated experience in online course and subject curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective teaching and learning pedagogies suitable for online delivery, with a minimum of two years’ experience.
  • A strong record of innovative research with high-quality publications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to liaise with a wide range of people including staff, students, corporate and community groups.
  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring and supporting students.
  • Experience of supervision of postgraduate coursework degree theses

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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Position Description


Applications close: 30 Jun 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time