Lecturer in Modern European History

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.

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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. The Modern History discipline in MHPIR has an outstanding reputation and record of achievement.  The work of its scholars contributed to Macquarie's Arts and Humanities Top 100 place (fourth in Australia) in the 2016 Times Higher Education world rankings and the "above world standard" performance for History and Archaeology in the last Excellence in Research Australia exercise. Our research clusters are Biographic and Oral History, History of Ideas in Everyday Life, Public and Popular History, and Histories of Gender and Sexuality.  The Department is home to the Big History Institute and the Australian History Museum.

The Department is seeking a dynamic Lecturer who is both an outstanding teacher and a productive researcher in modern European History. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate teaching in Modern History and the discipline's Masters by Research Program.  Teaching will include broad survey and specialised units.

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 Modern European History or a related field
  • Experience in unit and program design
  • An ability to teach survey and specialist units in 20th Century European History
  • 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 Western European History, preferable with interests in France or Germany
  • A research agenda that aligns with one or more of the discipline's research clusters
  • 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.