Lecturer in Political Science

Melbourne, Australia
01 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About Advancing Melbourne

Advancing Melbourne reflects the University’s commitment to its people, its place, and its partners. Our aspiration for 2030 is to be known as a world-leading and globally connected Australian university, with our students at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

The Lecturer in Political Science (International Relations) (MECAF) will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach subjects in Politics and International Relations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Lecturer will undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers in their field and will have an established or developing record of excellence and innovation in teaching. They will also foster engagement links with external networks/partners both nationally and internationally.

As part of their appointment, the Lecturer in Political Science (International Relations) (MECAF) will be provided with early career development through the School’s ECA Mentoring Program. This will include a series of research workshops, training and mentoring. 

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and seminars as appropriate and in line with Faculty of Arts minimum thresholds for teaching satisfaction
  • Initiate, develop and review of subject material at the undergraduate, honours and graduate level
  • Coordinate subject and curriculum development
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with the subjects taught, including consultation with students, marking and assessment

About You

You will have a strong research and publication record, as well as high level teaching experience across undergraduate and graduate subjects, in particular within the field of international relations and political science. Your solid interpersonal skills will aid you as you supervise honours, postgraduate, coursework and research higher degree theses, and build professional networks both locally, and with the broader international community.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A completed PhD or other equivalent degree in International Relations or a closely related discipline
  • A record of research and scholarly publication in International Relations with a developing publication profile
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate subjects, including curriculum development, subject design and delivery
  • Demonstrated capacity for high quality teaching in political science / international relations
  • Capacity to supervise honours, postgraduate coursework, and research higher degree theses

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: 0054732_Lecturer in Political Science (International Relations) (MECAF)_PD.pdf

Applications close: 05 Jan 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time