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Assistant Lecturer, Gender History

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

Job Details

Job no: 0062071
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term (1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025)
Faculty: Arts
Department/School: Historical and Philosophical Studies
Salary: Level A.8 – $108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Opportunity to gain experience in subject coordination and delivery
  • Contribute to the ongoing excellence of the History program at the University of Melbourne
  • 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

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies invites applications from gender historians from all fields who possess the ability to teach women and gender history from a global and comparative perspective, with a preference for expertise in the modern period (1700-present).

As Teaching Specialist, the position will primarily coordinate two undergraduate classes in our history major: ‘HIST10017 Gender, Rights, and Power in History’ and ‘HIST20090 Gender in History, 1800 to the Present, collaborating closely with the Discipline Chair and colleagues.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, you may supervise 4th-year honours students, and contribute to the broader teaching and administrative activities within the discipline.

This position offers an opportunity to foster your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment, while contributing to the academic development of students.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination and teaching of HIST10017 ‘Gender, Rights, and Power in History (Sem 2, 2024) and ‘Gender in History, 1800-Present)’ (Sem 1, 2025)
  • Coordination of the teaching activities of specified subjects in the mode of delivery required (e.g. classroom, blended, online)
  • Development of teaching materials, including tutorial guidelines for tutors; subject guides, online readings, and regular maintenance of subject sites on the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Delivering lectures and conducting tutorials or seminars to a high standard
  • Setting and marking assessment tasks where required
  • Selection of, consultation with, and supervision of tutors or seminar assistants (where applicable) and providing written tutorial guidelines regarding teaching, marking, and directed consultations with students
  • Supervision and examination of 4th-year honours theses

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking a passionate educator, with a completed or near-completed PhD in History, specialising in women and gender history.

With a demonstrated ability to teach at undergraduate level, you are capable of ensuring a highly inclusive student learning environment for students, while also providing support to tutoring staff. 

You have strong organisational skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

You will also have:

  • A completed or near completed PhD in History with a focus on women and gender history
  • A capacity to supervise 4th-year honours research
  • Demonstrated strong record of undergraduate teaching experience, working positively and cooperatively with students, in a range of teaching delivery modes
  • Capacity to teach gender history from a global and comparative perspective
  • Experience in managing and supporting staff and fostering an effective teaching team
  • Capacity to deal effectively and efficiently with administrative tasks relevant to both teaching and research
  • Experience with using IT systems such as or comparable to the University of Melbourne’s Themis and the Learning Management System (LMS)

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. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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.

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 Gencic 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: 15 MAY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: PD - 0062071 Assistant Lecturer in Gender Teaching Specialist.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 15 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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