Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, Islam and Politics in South Asia

Melbourne, Australia
02 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: Asia Institute
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

  • Level D - $151,868 - $167,312 p.a pro rata
  • Level C - $126,128 - $145,431 p.a pro rata

The Asia Institute is the University of Melbourne's key centre for studies in Asian languages, cultures and societies. The Institute’s academic staff have an array of research interests and specialisations, and strive to provide leadership in the study of the intellectual, legal, politico-economic, cultural and religious traditions and transformations of Asia and the Islamic world.

The Islamic studies program at the Asia Institute offers a range of courses in the areas of Islamic thought and Muslim societies from a broad multidisciplinary perspective. Dedicated academic staff offer courses ranging from Islamic politics, culture, philosophy and history; Qur’anic studies; to human rights in Muslim societies. The program, in collaboration with other programs of the Institute such as Asian Studies and Indonesian Studies is expanding its teaching and research interests to the area of Islam and politics in South Asia.

The successful appointee will be expected to make major contributions, commensurate with the rank, in the areas of research, academic leadership, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Research Higher Degree supervision. The appointee will have an established research specialisation in South Asia with a strong interest in Islamic politics as well as a high level of research performance through refereed publications and the securing of research grants. A principal duty of the successful appointee will be to foster interdisciplinary activities and engagement activities connected to the discipline. The appointee is expected to work very closely with scholars in other programs whose teaching and research interests are in Southeast Asia, Middle East and China and Japan.

Position Description

Applications close: 06 Aug 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time