Lecturer in Public Policy, Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
18 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2019
Ref
0049514
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University 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, Development Studies and Sociology as well as allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment for staff and students.

About the role

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. The Lecturer in Public Policy will join a collegial group of scholars in the Political Science discipline. This group brings together experts in Public Policy, Governance, Public Management and International Relations who are situated in a broader interdisciplinary school.

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 Public Policy will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach public management and public policy at the graduate level. The Lecturer will have recognised expertise in public policy, undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers, have an established or developing record of excellence and innovation in teaching, and strong engagement and outreach potential. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences by undertaking research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally.

The teaching portfolio for this post will focus on the well-established Master of Public Policy and Management which will also include contributions to curriculum development. The incumbent will supervise student research (at honours, graduate coursework and RHD levels), and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

Due to Australian immigration regulations, we will prefer applicants with Australian work rights. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About you

The successful candidate will have a completed (or submitted with proof of favourable examination) PhD in public management, public policy, political science or a closely related discipline. To be eligible for this MECAF position you must have completed your PhD no more than 3 years ago. This period can be extended by an additional 2 years due to career interruptions for example illness, carer’s leave, international postings, non-research employment or maternity leave, a strong record of research and scholarly publication in public management or public policy with a developing publication profile, demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate subjects, including curriculum development, subject design and delivery. Experience in teaching innovation and team teaching will be valued, demonstrated capacity for high quality teaching in public management and public policy, capacity to supervise honours and graduate coursework degree theses and to participate in supervisory panels at the RHD level, capacity to attract research grants and consultancies, demonstrated ability to deal efficiently with administrative tasks relevant to the position and to work collegially with professional and academic staff and the selected person must be able to start by January 30, 2020.

Position Description

0049514.pdf

Applications close: 02 Dec 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time