Lecturer in Gender Studies

7 days left

Melbourne, Australia
06 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
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 Culture and Communication

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

About the role

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-Faculty Program within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. It has been taught for over twenty years and draws upon expertise from across the humanities and social sciences. The program nurtures a critical intersectional approach to the study of gender and sexuality and is dedicated to exploration of gender relations, identities, practices and institutions. This lectureship is in the School of Culture and Communication and while the successful applicant will have primary teaching, research and administrative responsibilities within the Gender Studies Program, they will be located in the School.

We particularly welcome applicants with the following areas of research and teaching expertise: intersectional feminism, queer, transgender, postcolonial, and sexuality studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach, research and administer at levels commensurate with the level of the position. The person appointed will be expected to teach existing and develop new subjects at undergraduate and graduate levels, and actively participate in the development of new curricula and help develop and grow the profile of the Gender Studies discipline within the University. They will assist with the administration of the Gender Studies Major and Honours program and supervise Honours, Graduate Coursework and Higher Degree Research students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The incumbent will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

About you

You should have a completed PhD with a demonstrated specialisation in Gender Studies, a research record with a developing publication and grants profile in Gender Studies, demonstrated excellence in teaching Gender Studies at the tertiary level, capacity to supervise honours, graduate coursework, and research higher degree theses on Gender Studies-related topics, demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team environment, capacity to build local and international networks and partnerships, demonstrated ability to deal efficiently with administrative tasks relevant to the position, and demonstrated ability to interact positively with academic and professional staff.

Position Description


Applications close: 03 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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