Professor in International Relations

Melbourne, Australia
$217,805 p.a. + 17% super
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059282
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: Level E - $217,805 p.a. + 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.


The Professor in International Relations will be expected to make significant contributions across all areas of research, teaching, academic leadership and professional development, and will have the opportunity to lead a dynamic group of young scholars with a lot of momentum. You will throw your energy into building the research profile of the discipline, strengthen student engagement, and enhance the quality and teaching profile in the Master of International Relations and the Undergraduate Program.

As a level E academic, you will make an outstanding contribution to the research, scholarship, teaching and administration activities within the School, Faculty and University. A principal duty of the successful appointee will be to enhance the profile of the Political Science Discipline nationally and internationally, in research and engagement.

Professors at the University have a unique opportunity to profess their discipline in the public arena and to ensure the community is well informed on key issues affecting it. The Professor of International Relations is expected to have strong community linkages, having communications through the press, support groups, peer meetings and interactions with industry and stakeholders.

About you

The Professor in International Relations will bring internationally recognised expertise, outstanding research and scholarship, demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities, exceptional engagement and outreach skills. As a committed team player and mentor, you can demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as collegially and collaboratively, including the mentoring of staff in the discipline and University.  

You will possess;

  • A completed PhD in International Relations, Political Science, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, including the capacity for strategic planning that will advance the discipline
  • An internationally recognised publication record of distinction and innovation and recognised excellence in your research field
  • A demonstrated track record of success in gaining nationally and/or internationally competitive research grants

Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Position Description.

About Us

The School of Social and Political Sciences

The appointee will join the School of Social and Political Sciences, which is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia and internationally. The School’s aim is to redefine the world and change what matters, and our work is underpinned by the values of intellectual freedom, integrity, diversity, environmental sustainability and social justice. We value collegiality and active citizenship and are committed to contributing strongly to public and institutional life, and to providing an engaged and distinctive social science and arts education for our students.

The Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne brings together leading scholars across 40 disciplines of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our academic staff are of international standing and committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our community includes over 450 academic and professional staff,

10,000 students across undergraduate, graduate coursework and research higher degree programs, and a strong and active alumni population of over 70,000 worldwide.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes, including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV, along with 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

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.

Applications close: 18 JULY 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description:  FINAL_RFQ08426-ARTS-SSPS-InternationRelationsPDBrochure.pdf