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Assistant Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation

Melbourne, Australia
$101,460 - $108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0062047, 0062049
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Continuing
Faculty: Arts
Department/School:Historical and Philosophical Studies
Salary: Level A.6 - A.8 – $101,460 -$108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Two part-time positions available
  • Opportunity to foster excellence in teaching while engaging in meaningful scholarship and benefiting from strong institutional support
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation as a teaching specialist, playing a crucial role in delivering high-quality teaching within the Faculty of Arts. We invite applications from specialists in the areas of conservation of books and paper with experience in libraries and archives, or the conservation of textiles, with experience in organic materials.

As an Assistant Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation, you will play a pivotal role in delivering lectures and instructing lab-based classes. Working closely with colleagues, and supported by the Faculty, this position offers an exceptional opportunity to impart knowledge and contribute to the excellence of this renowned research center.

You will demonstrate industry expertise and the capacity to support postgraduate teaching programs within your area of specialisation. Beyond teaching and learning, you will actively engage in scholarly activities, administration, and service within the research center, with support from the School, Faculty, and University to achieve your professional goals.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of specified subjects
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and workshops
  • Development and review of subject material
  • Technology-based teaching, assessment programs and learning resources
  • Consultation with students in relation to subject content, activities and requirements
  • Contribute to the development of the Grimwade Centres object-based and industry facing teaching programs
  • Research Higher Degree supervision

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking a committed and engaging educator with experience of teaching at tertiary or professional level, with a commitment to inclusivity in student learning, and the ability to work collaboratively with students.

You will possess extensive organisational skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills including a demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the field of conservation while fostering your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience
  • Record of teaching experience in a tertiary or professional environment across a range of delivery modes
  • Evidence of high-level organisational skills, including extensive experience in dealing effectively and efficiently with administrative tasks relevant to the position
  • Ability to create a highly inclusive student learning environment
  • Proven ability to work positively and cooperatively with students and industry partners in a range of contexts
  • Understand policies and procedures relevant to teaching and student support and welfare

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

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS)

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and comprises of History, Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Classics and Archaeology, The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and The Program in Jewish Culture & Society. SHAPS offers a wide range of classes in these disciplines and has an Honours, Masters by Coursework and postgraduate student cohort. This position resides in the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and report to the Discipline Chair.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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.

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.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana 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: SUNDAY 5 MAY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) 

Position Description: 0062047_& 0062049_Assistant Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation_PD.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 05 May 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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