Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy

Melbourne, Australia
15 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
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

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty 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 Lecturer in Sociology (Social Policy) (Level B) will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: social research methodology and policy evaluation; poverty and inequality; youth, labour market and gender studies; work and family issues; social policy over the life course or whose work complements the existing Sociology and Social Policy profile at the University of Melbourne.

The Lecturer in Social Policy will be responsible for teaching into the Sociology undergraduate program and at the postgraduate level in the Master of Social Policy. They will supervise honours, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree theses and foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the Sociology discipline in the School specifically and of the Faculty of Arts more generally and will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field. They will be expected to take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment and to perform these responsibly.

About you

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Social Policy, Sociology or a related discipline. Have a strong record of research with a developing publication profile in high quality Sociology journals. Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including the capacity to initiate course development. Demonstrated specialisation in the area of Social Policy that is complementary to the existing Sociology profile at the University of Melbourne. The ability to supervise honours, postgraduate coursework degree and PhD theses. Capacity to teach high enrolment undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and capacity for community engagement including building local & international networks & partnerships.

Position Description


Applications close: 16 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time