Subject Coordinator - English and Theatre Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 pro rata plus 17% super
05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0056501
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time; Fixed-term until December 2023
Faculty: Arts
School: Culture and Communication
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 pro rata 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, of 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 a leading academic community dedicated to exploring and understanding the complexities of our ever-changing world. With a rich history since 1855, we foster bold critical thinkers and effective communicators who can navigate global challenges and delve into the essence of humanity.   

Our five schools, including the Asia Institute, School of Culture and Communication, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, and School of Social and Political Sciences, house renowned researchers and intellectually engaged students. We embrace diversity and inclusion, actively welcoming and valuing the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve our vision.

About the Role

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organisational abilities, and the capability to work independently or as part of a team. You'll maintain positive working relationships and professionalism, interpret relevant policies and procedures, and demonstrate a commitment to the Faculty's Values and Behaviours.

Applicants with Australian work rights are preferred, and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake subject coordination duties including the development of LMS sites and subject guides, the management of assessment extension request and the selection and supervision of sessional tutors
  • Conduct lectures, seminars/tutorials in the required mode
  • Prepare assessments in accordance with subject guidelines in the University Handbook and coordinate assessment processes

Join us as a fixed-term Subject Coordinator for Poetry, Love, and Death in the English and Theatre Studies program. You will coordinate teaching activities, develop subject materials, and manage administrative tasks. As a key responsibility, you'll oversee subject coordination, assessments, student consultations, and academic integrity. Additionally, you'll deliver high-quality lectures and seminars, communicate effectively with students, and ensure timely feedback and record keeping.

About You

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational abilities, and the capability to work independently or as part of a team. You'll maintain positive working relationships and professionalism, interpret relevant policies and procedures, and demonstrate a commitment to the Faculty's Values and Behaviors.

You will also have:

  • Completed a Doctoral or Master’s qualification in the relevant discipline or equivalent relevant academic or professional or practice-based experience and expertise
  • Relevant expertise in the discipline of media and communications and subject matter knowledge relevant to delivery of some or all of the mentioned subjects in the PD
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and subject material development

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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

Applications close: 27 June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: 0056501_Subject Coordinator in English and Theatre Studies_PD.pdf