Lecturer; Teaching & Research - History (Modern European History)

Adelaide, Australia
Thursday, 21 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 4 November 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Full-Time | Fixed Term from Feb 2022 - Jan 2026

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
Level B: $99,827 - $118,135 p.a.

Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate
College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Recruitment Contact:
Professor Matt Fitzpatrick

The Lecturer (Modern European History) will, under routine to general supervision, contribute to quality research and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in History in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education.

The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer (Modern European History) is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, or other teaching strategies, primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or honours topics and undertake topic coordination.
  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Participating in and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentation that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus and contribute to supervision of student research programs.
  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.​

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in Modern European history.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level.
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach in Modern European history (excluding British and Russian history) and international history.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of focus in Modern European history (excluding British and Russian history), including evidence of quality publications.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.
  • Experience with e-learning technologies.
  • Willingness to engage in grant writing.
  • Willingness to undertake community and industry engagement.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

04 Nov 2021