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Subject Coordinator in Cultural Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$113,262 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0062294
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.6 - 0.75 FTE); Fixed-term (08/07/2024 to 13/12/2024)
Faculty: Arts
Department/School:School of Culture and Communication
Salary: Level A.8 – $113,262 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Fantastic opportunity to gain experience in subject coordination and delivery
  • Contribute to the ongoing excellence of the Cultural Studies program within the School of Culture and Communication
  • 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 Culture and Communication (SCC) is inviting applications for a Subject Coordinator in the Cultural Studies program.

In this role, you will oversee and teach the Global Cultures (CULS30006) offering, stepping in as a temporary replacement for the substantive coordinator.

As a teaching specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating all teaching activities, including lectures, tutorials, and seminars, while ensuring compliance with Faculty policies. You will be responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the delivery and assessment of the subject and the development of subject teaching materials.

Adopting a student-centric approach will be integral to your success in this position, ensuring an enriching and inclusive learning environment for all.

This position presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing excellence of the Cultural Studies program at SCC while gaining valuable experience in subject coordination and delivery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake subject coordination duties including the maintenance of Learning Management System (LMS) sites and subject guides.
  • Prepare assessments in accordance with subject guidelines in the University Handbook and coordinate assessment processes, managing assessment extension requests as required.
  • Undertake consultation with students.
  • Manage breaches of academic integrity.
  • Assist with Special Consideration queries and outcomes.
  • Prepare and conduct lectures, seminars, and tutorials in the required mode (eg. online, on campus, blended) to a high standard.   

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking a committed and engaging educator, 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 fostering your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a Doctoral or Master qualification in the relevant discipline or equivalent relevant academic or professional or practice-based experience and expertise.  
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching delivery.
  • Experience in supervising, coaching and supporting staff and fostering an effective teaching team.
  • 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 inclusive learning environments. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

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 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.

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

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria 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: 11 JUNE 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0062294_Subject Coordinator in Cultural Studies_PD.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 11 Jun 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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