Lecturer in Theatre Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: Level B – $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation, and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

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

Recognised nationally and internationally for innovative teaching, scholarship, and research, English and Theatre Studies at Melbourne boasts one of the oldest literature programs in the world. Today, as a joint program, it is a leading research hub for critical thinking about literature and performance across genres and historical periods. Key research projects extend our work into interdisciplinary areas such as creativity, the history of emotions, ecological thinking, cultural analysis, Asian performance, Irish literature, and early modern English theatre history.

As a University of Melbourne Lecturer, you will contribute to teaching and supervision at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels, and undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to your profession or discipline. You will conduct administration, leadership, and service relating to activities within the School, Faculty, and beyond, and may be required to perform the academic responsibilities of, and related administration for, the coordination of an award program of the University.

Responsibilities include:

  • Subject (module) coordinating and delivery.
  • Curriculum designing and innovating, including cross-disciplinary approaches.
  • Researching outputs including (but not limited to) peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative works, and commissioned reports.
  • Graduate research supervision.

About You

You are an experienced lecturer, specialising in popular and/or contemporary theatre and performance. To be successful in this role you will demonstrate excellence in teaching including the capacity for syllabus design, plus the ability to supervise honours and postgraduate research. 

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • A strong record in research with a developing profile of outputs relevant to the discipline.
  • Potential to attract research grants.

Applicants with research specialisations in areas that complement existing staff expertise through a focus on Indigenous, culturally diverse, or socially engaged performance are particularly encouraged to apply.

Employment in this position is conditional upon completion of the University’s “fit and proper” checks where required and receipt of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

Benefits of Working with Us

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

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • 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

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 12 April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: Download File 0058990_Theatre Studies_PD.pdf