Lecturer in English, Level B

Banyule, Australia
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time, Continuing position
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Bendigo campus
  • $92,248 - $109,258 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the position:

The School of Humanities and Social Science is based in the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce. The School is a vibrant academic community of 168 academics comprising the Departments of Archaeology and History, Language and Linguistics, Politics and Philosophy, Creative Arts and English, Social Enquiry, and Communication and Media. Teaching and research occurs across all five campuses of the University. In the latest Times Higher Education ranking of areas Humanities at La Trobe was ranked in the world’s top 200. It is one of the highest performing research schools in the University and home of outstanding teaching innovation and practice.

The primary purpose of the position is to bring new areas of teaching and research into the English Program that align with La Trobe University’s strategic plans, while complementing existing strengths. It is part of a broader renewal program in the School which adopted an ambitious five year strategic plan in 2018.

Responsibilities will include:

In this role, the successful candidate will develop, coordinate and teach a high quality learning experience that engages students through various modes, while keeping abreast of innovations in teaching and learning in areas such as online and blended delivery methods.

The incumbent will demonstrate a scholarly approach to learning and teaching and contribute to disciplinary teaching pedagogy and high quality research, while participating in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review.

The successful applicant can opt to be based either of the University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Bendigo campuses and is expected to contribute to teaching on both campus (inter-campus travel is supported by the University).

Skills & Experience:

To be successful in this role, the applicant will have completed a PhD in English or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for English, along with current evidence of their ability to teach across a range of English subjects.

They will be competent in teaching and curriculum development, underpinned by a strong track record of impactful research and quality publications. They will be capable of supervising or co-supervising students and have strong organisational and communication skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively with staff and students.

Experience in the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and evidence of success in securing research funding is desirable, as is experience in blended learning and teaching and regional or remote delivery of subjects. 

La Trobe Cultural Qualities:

Our cultural qualities underpin everything we do. As we work towards realising the strategic goals of the University we strive to work in a way which is aligned to our four cultural qualities:

  • We are Connected: We connect to the world outside — the students and communities we serve, both locally and globally.
  • We are Innovative: We tackle the big issues of our time to transform the lives of our students and society.
  • We are Accountable: We strive for excellence in everything we do. We hold each other and ourselves to account, and work to the highest standard.
  • We Care: We care about what we do and why we do it. We believe in the power of education and research to transform lives and global society. We care about being the difference in the lives of our students and communities.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to Apply:

Closing Date: Thursday 10th January 2019 at 11.55 pm

Position Enquiries: Damien Barlow, Lecturer, Creative Arts and English,

TEL: 9479 2400,

Email: D.Barlow@latrobe.edu.au

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or m.newman@latrobe.edu.au.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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