Lecturer in Politics, Public Policy and Administration

Newcastle, Australia
04 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join an internationally acclaimed Business School
  • Utilise your innovative approach to research & pedagogy in Politics
  • Join an employer of choice for women

Job Summary:  

Seeking an active and innovative scholar of politics with expertise and interest in public policy and administration to join a world leading university.

Be part of positive change in our communities

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region, and to take their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Newcastle Business School is renowned for excellence in internationally relevant research and many of our academic staff members are leaders in their research disciplines. Our research priorities and strengths reflect the areas in which we are contributing considerably to the knowledge base in business. The School has recognised research strengths in accounting, finance, consumer behaviour, cross cultural analysis, sustainability, human resource management, politics, tourism, development economics, business analytics, health economics and policy, and entrepreneurship.

As the Lecturer in Politics and a key member of the NBS, you will have an innovative approach to research and pedagogy in politics, with an ability to design public policy and administration orientated undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In addition, you will provide excellence in teaching and learning to students, research and innovation, and service and engagement for our community.

Commitment to gender equity  

As part of the University’s commitment to providing a more diverse and inclusive higher education environment and increasing the number of women in underrepresented areas, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The Newcastle Business School has a longstanding commitment to achieving gender parity. As part of the School’s strategy to diversify its staffing portfolio it is especially interested in applications from suitably qualified women scholars to join its Politics discipline. The School offers a vibrant, inclusive research culture with various incentives aimed at supporting its staff to progress their careers including college research schemes and University mentoring and women leaderships programs. Successful women applicants will also be supported through the University’s Gender Equity Strategy and other initiatives such as Women in Research Fellowships, shaping the future for the University as a leader in gender equity.

This full-time ongoing position will be located at the Newcastle City Campus. The University supports flexible work arrangements which may negotiated to meet a candidate’s personal circumstances.

How will you become part of our community?  

As a core member of the Politics Group and part of the Discipline of Business Analytics, Economics and Politics, you will strengthen the group’s reputation in fostering community and work-ready graduates trained in skills to develop multi-disciplinary and sustainable solutions to key issues and challenges in global and local public policy/administration. You will be a highly effective and strong communicator, with a significant track record of attracting research grant funding and fostering collaborative research connections within the University, broader research community and relevant industries.

As part of the University's commitment to increasing Indigenous employment within its workforce, this role is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. The University holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates can apply, however priority will be given to Indigenous candidates who can demonstrate their Indigenous heritage by way of providing their Confirmation of Aboriginality with the completed application and successfully meet the essential criteria.

How will we support you?

The remuneration is $101,197 - $120,173 + 17 % superannuation.

*Remuneration rate as of 30/09/2021.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For additional information on the position contact Professor Abul Shamshuddin, Dean and Head of Newcastle Business School on 02 4921 6118 or email: Abul.Shamsuddin@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: 11:59 pm on Thursday, 28th October 2021

Let’s be part of something bigger together. Here’s how to join us: 

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID iD.
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent).
  • Your CV/Resume, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • Responses to the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description.