Associate Lecturer, Sociology

Melbourne, Australia
08 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Collaborative team culture
  • Full-time and fixed term for 18 months
  • Level A $71,348 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin has one of the country’s strongest sociology programs. Deakin sociologists have recently been recipients of several ARC Discovery and Linkage grants, and have a strong track-record of obtaining industry funding.  We offer an extensive undergraduate teaching program in substantive areas such as sport, health, gender, migration, religion, media, youth culture, research methods and social theory. Deakin Sociology also has a vibrant higher degree program with students conducting an array of empirical and theoretical projects in these key areas.

The Associate Lecturer will be required to teach in the area of Sociology.  With the support and guidance of senior academic staff, the appointee is expected to develop expertise in teaching, with an increasing degree of autonomy. The appointee will make a contribution to the School’s teaching and research program.

Flexible in location, the position can be based from either the Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong or Burwood Campus in Melbourne.

This position will involve some cross-campus travel, requiring the successful candidate to teach at both the Waurn Ponds and Burwood campuses.

Your key responsibilities will include, and not limited to:

  • provide an excellent contribution to the School’s teaching and research programs
  • exhibit and/or publish high quality research in journals of high repute
  • contribute to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, teaching, engagement and innovation
  • contribute to the research achievement of the School
  • undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin
  • contribute actively to the quality of teaching and learning activities, including identifying and responding to opportunities to advance the discipline; and
  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced teaching and research outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • degree in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions, as appropriate to the discipline
  • ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching
  • capacity to contribute to teaching, research and/or administration; and
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 16 January 2022.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working with Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a cover letter and a response to the Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Andrew Singleton Associate Head of School (Research) & Professor of Sociology and Social Research at

Please note that while we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.