Lecturer in Indonesian Studies

Sydney, Australia
Sep 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 20, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to join a comprehensive and diverse School of Languages and Cultures
  • Located at our Camperdown / Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, 4 years Fixed-Term, Academic Level B and base salary $106,343-$126,279 p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for a full-time lectureship in the Department of Indonesian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures. The Indonesian Studies department offers an area studies major, incorporating sociocultural content into language acquisition at beginners through to advanced levels. While ensuring that language acquisition takes precedence in the lower levels, students are expected to grapple with important questions about the history, anthropology and politics of this vast and complex nation from the ab initio level onwards. This is facilitated at the lower levels through a mixed Indonesian and English language lecture component and at the upper levels through our flagship Indonesian language guest lecture program, in which students come together ten times per semester to attend lectures on topics related to their studies delivered in Indonesian by outside experts.

The successful candidate will make a key contribution to the teaching of Indonesian Studies at all levels. In collaboration with other staff, they will also be involved in curriculum development and the promotion of Indonesian Studies across the University and in the broader community. Some teaching in the Asian Studies program (in English) and Honours and Postgraduate supervision may be required. The successful candidate will be expected to make high-quality contribution to the research profile of the department. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Indonesian Studies with:

  • a PhD (completed or near completion) in Indonesian Studies or relevant discipline
  • native or near-native fluency in Indonesian and English
  • deep and broad experience in the teaching and learning of Indonesian at tertiary level (including beginner, intermediate and advanced units), as evidenced by independent teaching as well as participation in team teaching within an established program.
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives, including curriculum development
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise that complements the department’s research strengths
  • demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active research program including external research grant applications
  • excellent problem-solving, organisational ability, and interpersonal skills
  • ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduates and coordinate departmental research activities
  • ability to contribute to the teaching of Indonesia-focused units in the Asian Studies Program
  • experience in promoting Indonesian Studies in the broader community through outreach activities

About us

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1882/0919F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 20 October 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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