Lecturer in Politics, International Relations or Public Policy

Sydney, Australia
$96,970 - $114,732 per annum
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full 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 humanities 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. 

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

The Role 

Within the Faculty of Arts, THE Department of Modern History Politics and International Relations is a dynamic transdisciplinary department offering undergraduate majors in Modern History, Politics and International Relations; postgraduate coursework programs in International Relations, and Politics and Public Policy; and higher degree research opportunities through the Masters of Research and PhD programs.  With a number of new appointments, the Politics and International Relations discipline is entering an exciting new era in research and teaching. The principal areas of current teaching specialisation are Australian politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy and area/comparative studies with research clusters exploring Nationalism, Supranationalism and the State; Politics and Religion and Global, Regional and Transnational Governance.  The Department is also home to the Centre for Middle East and North African Studies.

The Department is seeking a dynamic Lecturer who is both an outstanding teacher and a productive researcher in Politics, International Relations or Public Policy. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in politics, international relations and/or public policy and will be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department's programs.

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 either politics, international relations, public policy or related field
  • Experience in unit and program design
  • Evidence of a scholarly approach to teaching and learning
  • Evidence that the candidate's teaching attracts superior levels of student satisfaction
  • Capacity to contribute to departmental and faculty administration and service
  • Capacity to supervise Higher Degree research
  • Evidence of an established research career and a well-articulated research agenda


  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas; East Asia, the Middle East, Australian foreign policy, gender, politics of development, research methods, and/or political theory
  • A research agenda that aligns with one or more of the discipline's research clusters
  • Experience in convening a postgraduate program
  • Experience and interest in learning and teaching across the blended learning spectrum

Salary Package: Level B from $96,970 - $114,732 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing. It is expected that the successful candidate will commence the position in January 2017.

Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Sean Brawley, Head of Department at sean.brawley@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at anne.kumanan@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 6th November 2016 at 11.55pm

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