Lecturer, Education-focused in Sociology and Human Rights

Sydney, Australia
03 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Opportunity to join a leading arts and social sciences faculty
  • Located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus
  • Part-time (0.5 FTE) 12 months fixed-term (Academic Level B) position and base salary $106,343-$126,279 (pro-rata) p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic research and teaching unit. Teaching covers social policy, sociology, sociolegal studies, criminology, and human rights. In the most recent national research assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018), Sociology at the University of Sydney was awarded the highest possible 5 rating, indicating “well above world standard”. The department also has considerable success in attracting external research funding. In addition, we are engaged in a series of interdisciplinary networks and projects, including with the Sydney Policy Lab, the Sydney Environment Institute and Charles Perkins Centre

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy is seeking to appoint a one-year 0.5 fixed term education-focused Lecturer (Level B) in Sociology and Human Rights. Applicants with expertise in any area of sociology, and/or human rights are welcome, however, they must have relevant teaching in interdisciplinary courses with project-based designs.

As the successful applicant you will:

  • Contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs of the department, with a particular focus on social justice practice and project-based learning.
  • Design and deliver quality educational units of study and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements.
  • Demonstrates impact through improving student outcomes, experiences and learning.
  • Contribute to advanced level interdisciplinary teaching programs.
  • Apply learnings and knowledge from scholarly activity to inform educational practice and reform.
  • Supervise honours and postgraduate students.

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 who possesses:

  • A PhD (awarded) in sociology, human rights or allied field
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and experience in social justice and or human rights, including evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations
  • Experience in teaching courses that include project-based placements in NGO, and Government sectors.
  • Capacity to contribute to advanced level interdisciplinary programs.
  • Evidence of contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled.
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • Capacity to supervise honours and postgraduate students.

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 faculties of its kind.

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is composed of the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Economy, and Sociology and Social Policy. It offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to us becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.

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 2657/1119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 18 December 2020

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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