Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Adelaide, Australia
08 Oct 2017
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08 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Sociology, Level B or Level C

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The School of Social Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts and comprises five Departments: Anthropology and Development Studies; Asian Studies; Geography, Environment and Population; Politics and International Studies; and Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies. The School is also affiliated with four Centres.  With a strong research culture, the School offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching in sociology, including social research methods with demonstrated delivery of innovative teaching and learning methods and an appropriate track record of high-quality research-based publications.

Salary: Level B: $94,135-$111,788; Level C: $115,310-$132,966 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This is a continuing position available from January 2018 at Level B or C commensurate to skill level and experience.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD in Sociology.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise in sociology, including social research methods.
  • Ability to design and deliver new courses in sociology.
  • Demonstrated delivery of innovative teaching and learning methods (including blended learning) and incorporating the evaluation of learning outcomes.
  • Appropriate track record of high-quality publications in sociology.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Andrew Hope, Head of Department for Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies in the School of Social Sciences, email:

To obtain a copy of the Selection Criteria, please visit the University of Adelaide Job opportunities page via this link:

Closing date: Wednesday 8 November 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.