Senior Lecturer in Government

Adelaide, Australia
$124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Full-Time | Continuing
  • Academic Level C | $124,109 - $142,764 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park

About the College of Business Government and Law 

The College of Business, Government and Law fosters future-oriented research and training. With a reputation for academic achievement and innovative thinking in business, commerce, health care management, politics and public policy, international relations, law, and criminology, the College is a forward-thinking place to research, study, and work, supported by practical work-ready opportunities, innovative teaching and industry connected researchers. 

About the Role

As the Senior Lecturer, you will harness your expertise in Government and Political Science, to plan, and deliver topics, execute programs, facilitate placement education, and provide leadership in teaching. Your innovative teaching strategies will focus on International Relations, Public Policy, Public Administration, and/or Comparative Politics topics. You will contribute to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presentation that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

In this role, you will also:

  • Actively supervise and mentor students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Higher Degree Research students.
  • Lead, supervise and participate in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and/or research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations, with an increasing national and/or international focus.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be an outstanding and experienced teacher with a significant track record of relevant teaching experience at tertiary level.  You will be an excellent communicator who harnesses their high-level interpersonal skills to develop strong and collegial relationships with staff, and stakeholders. Your strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship, will be reflected in your innovative use of teaching strategies, including e-learning platforms, to develop enterprising and employable graduates.

You will have a strong research track record in various areas of Political Science, including International Relations, Public Policy, Public Administration and/or Comparative Politics, with evidence of high-quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants. You will hold a PhD, or equivalent qualification.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino.

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

19 Mar 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.