Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Administration

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing position
  • Opportunity to teach and research in the foundational department in Australia for the study of politics, international relations and public policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Sydney
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary $113,184 - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is seeking to appoint a continuing Lecturer (Level B) in the Discipline of Government and International Relations, specialising in public policy and public administration.

The School is composed of the Disciplines of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, and Sociology and Criminology. It offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at the University of Sydney.

The Discipline of Government and International Relations is the foundational department in Australia for the study of politics, international relations and public policy. Ranked internationally as a leading politics research grouping, it has current research strengths in governance and public policy, democracy and political participation, comparative political regimes, environmental politics, international security and political theory.

The successful appointee will be located in the Discipline of Government and International Relations and teach into our undergraduate and postgraduate programs, supervise research students, contribute to School based strategic research themes, and play a role in initiating new research and teaching initiatives within the School, Faculty and University. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the full range of discipline activities and contribute to the life of the School and Faculty.

About you

We are looking for a Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Administration who possesses:

  • a PhD with a focus on public policy and/or public administration
  • a strong record of scholarly publication, relative to opportunity, including publications in Q1 public policy, public administration and/or cognate journals
  • evidence of ability to conduct research at an international level
  • a track record of external research grants, relative to opportunity, either individually or in teams
  • teaching experience at undergraduate level in public policy and/or public administration
  • strong communication, collegial and team-based skills
  • demonstrated ability to contribute teaching and academic leadership to postgraduate public policy and public administration programs, such as the Master of Public Policy and the Executive Master of Public Administration
  • demonstrated record of working with public sector organisations beyond universities, and attracting industry and/or community funding to support research (desirable)
  • the potential to develop responsible leadership skills (desirable).

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

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Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Justyn Griffin, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Applications Close

Sunday 15 January 2023 11:59 PM

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