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Lecturer, Chinese Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0048627
Location: Parkville 
Role type: Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty: Arts 
School: Asia Institute 
Salary: Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super 

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. 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.  

The Asia Institute is the home of studies in Asian languages and societies. Our academics are at the forefront of research into the intellectual, legal, politico-economic, cultural and religious traditions and transformations. 

View more about Asia Institute here. 

About the Role

The Chinese Studies Program at the University of Melbourne is one of the oldest and biggest academic programs of its kind in Australia, teaching language, society, and culture. A Lecturer undertakes teaching and research in their discipline or related area(s). The Lecturer will contribute to teaching at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate level, and undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline. The Lecturer undertakes administration primarily relating to their activities within the Faculty and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of, and related administration for, the coordination of an award program of the University.

Responsibilities include:

  • Subject coordination including the supervision of sessional tutors (administrative and academic)
  • Curriculum design and innovation, including cross disciplinary approaches
  • Development of technology-based teaching, learning and assessment programs and resources
  • Design and delivery of overseas subjects and other student mobility programs
  • Teaching and learning innovation grants (with emphasis on national competitive and peer reviewed)
  • Honours and postgraduate supervision, including RHDs
  • Publications, including (but not limited to) peer- reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative outputs and commissioned reports

Who We Are Looking For 

The Lecturer will have experience in research, which have resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities. Research may be carried out independently and/or as part of a team. The Lecturer may supervise postgraduate research students or

You will also have: 

  • A completed PhD in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated expertise in Chinese language, culture and society
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including the capacity to initiate course development
  • Demonstrated course coordination experience
  • Ability to supervise honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses
  • A strong record in research with a developing publication profile
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Capacity to attract research grants and consultancies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the learning orientations of a diverse student cohort, combined with the ability to apply this knowledge and understanding to create a highly inclusive student learning environment

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD. 

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.  

About the University of Melbourne 

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

We offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, check out our benefits page! 

Be Yourself!  

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the Diversity and Inclusion of the community in which we live.  

If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants  

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. We are proud of our 2023-2027 Indigenous Strategy. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. 

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:  

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the position

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address. 

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description. 

Applications close: 18 APRIL 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 

Position Description: 0048627_Lecturer in Chinese Studies - T+R_PD.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 18 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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