Lecturer in Anthropology

Sydney, Australia
$96,970 - $114,732 pro rata p.a.
15 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and social sciences faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that encompass the broad field of social anthropology, each exploring contemporary social and political issues in a wide range of cultural contexts. We are a supportive, collegial Department with wide variety of active research programs and an inclusive atmosphere. We work strongly to support our junior colleagues and an egalitarian, participatory administrative dynamic.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role 

The Department of Anthropology within the Faculty of Arts is seeking a Lecturer for a .5 (half-time) appointment. The area of academic specialization is open but could include any of the following fields: Design and Material Culture; Anthropology of the Environment; Religion; and Science and Technology Studies.

This role will contribute to the department through high quality research and teaching. The appointee will:

  • Teach into existing offerings at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Supervise students in the Masters of Research, Masters of Development Studies and doctoral programs.
  • Serve to assist in Department of Anthropology and Faculty of Arts administration in accordance with the Department's needs.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

  • PhD in Anthropology.
  • A strong research profile with excellent publication record and/or success in attracting research support.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work and a collegial attitude.
  • Willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.

Salary Package: from $96,970 - $114,732 pro rata p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. (Please note that the position is part time equivalent to 0.5FTE, so the salary will be 0.5 of the full-time Level B rate).

Appointment Type: part-time (equivalent to 17.5 hours a week), continuing.

Specific Role Enquiries: For additional information, please contact Professor Greg Downey, Head of the Department, at greg.downey@mq.edu.au.

General Enquiries: Contact Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant at alyssa.hayes@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday, 6 November 2016 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.