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Senior Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Literary Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$132,664 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation
Closing date
2 Jan 2024
  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and continuing (position to start February 2024)
  • Level C $132,664 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) is home to world-leading academics across many domains, with a strong ethic of critical and creative inquiry, balanced by a deep appreciation of the power of practice and professional application.

The Senior Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Literary Studies within the School of Communication and Creative Arts (School), will be expected to contribute to teaching leadership across a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate level, applying knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Literary Studies, and to potentially undertake course director work. The Senior Lecturer will make a significant contribution to research activity working broadly within with the School’s commitment to the University’s strategic goals, and the Faculty of Arts and Education’s research ecology.

As a Senior Lecturer you will:

Education and Employability

  • Integrate industry and/or research practice into unit/course design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit and course curricula and learning material (including through course leadership roles)
  • Lead the development and/or adoption of new innovation in curriculum design within a course
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry and/or research practice to teaching
  • Lead unit and course teaching teams and works collaboratively with other teaching teams in the faculty
  • Lead review of units and courses and implement refinements
  • Integrate creative and/or innovative teaching practices to improve student success and engagement

 Research and Innovation

  • Lead growing, increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage in and increasingly develops and leads academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s), other sectors and the community, including nationally and increasingly internationally
  • Ensure impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Make significant contribution to seeking funding for research and creative activities
  • Demonstrate sustained national and building international reputation as emerging world leader, based on significant and growing focused body of work, recognised for quality, excellence and impact

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area 
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design and research supervision
  • Nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research grants
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline
  • Demonstrated capacity and passion for leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Special Requirements

  • Infrequent travel may be required
  • Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Cassandra Atherton (Acting Head of School and Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning) or Emily Potter (Head of Academic Group, Writing, Literature and Culture and Associate Head of School, Research) via email;

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Senior Lecturer, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Literary Studies.pdf

Applications for this position close on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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