Hellenic Senior Lecturer in Global Diasporas

Melbourne, Australia
03 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $131,739 - $151,900 (Level C)
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 the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

This new position is supported by philanthropic and Federal government funding. It provides a unique opportunity for an outstanding scholar to lead research in the field of global diaspora studies, coordinate and deliver teaching on aspects of Hellenic culture and cosmopolitanism, and engage with the wider public on the relevance of Hellenism and its contributions to contemporary understandings of multiculturalism and the experience of diasporic communities.

The appointee will also be involved in establishing teaching and research partnerships with higher education institutions and relevant cultural organisations elsewhere in Australia and overseas. They will undertake teaching and research in their discipline or related areas. They will make a significant contribution to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, and undertake research appropriate to their discipline.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Coordinate and deliver subjects.
  • Provide curriculum design and innovation, including cross-disciplinary approaches.
  • Produce research outputs including (but not limited to) peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative works and commissioned reports.
  • Actively engage in service, leadership and coordination roles in the discipline, School and Faculty demonstrating respectful, inclusive behaviours at all times and building trust amongst colleagues.

About You

You will bring excellence in teaching, and outstanding leadership in scholarly areas, with the skills to initiate course development, particularly in areas of Greek culture and language. Your strong research and publication record will be recognised at a national level, able to attract research grants and collaborations. You will be experienced in course coordination, as well as in the supervision of graduate research.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated interest in Hellenic culture and its broader relations to the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism and/or diaspora studies
  • A strong record in research with an established publication profile
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Capacity to attract research grants and consultancies

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 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. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position Description: 0054833_Hellenic Senior Lecturer in Global Diasporas.pdf

Applications close: 01 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time