Lecturer in Human Geography

Sydney, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for two lecturers in Human Geography
  • Work with leading academics
  • Full-time, continuing

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 a 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 six 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.

Within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Geography and Planning was established in January 2015 and brings together the disciplines of Human Geography and Urban Planning. The Department has a strong interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between people and the social, environmental, cultural, economic and political processes shaping our everyday places and landscapes.

Our research is largely inspired by critical social theory and is eminently committed to social justice. Many of our projects are international in nature and aim at a geographical understanding of major contemporary social, political and cultural questions. Our empirical work implies a direct engagement with people and communities and is deliberately inclusive in its methodologies and in the recognition of the co-production of all knowledge.  

Current research in the department includes major projects in Indigenous knowledges, more-than-human geographies, biopolitics and geopolitics, environmental humanities, global environmental change and justice, social dimensions of climate change, urban regeneration and housing, urban political ecology, digital geographies, tourism and refugee mobilities, camp and carceral geographies.

The Role

The Department currently has an opportunity for two Lecturers in Human Geography. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong international publication record in the discipline and with experience in teaching at all levels. The successful applicants will be expected to make a significant contribution to the vibrant research agenda of the department and to develop, teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate coursework.

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

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD in Human Geography or a closely related discipline;
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a strong track record of publications in international journals in the relevant field;
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Capacity to independently conduct lectures, tutorials, assessment and exam marking in the relevant discipline area, and evidence of teaching quality;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to academic communities with a track record of effective team work and collegiality.

Desirable Criteria

  • Capacity to attract external funding for research and achieve competitive grant successes;
  • Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research, especially in relation to the humanities and the other social sciences;
  • Experience with administrative tasks and willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.

Salary Package: from $99,879 to $118,174p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Enquiries: Professor Claudio Minca, Head of Department, Geography and Planning at claudio.minca@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:   Wednesday 31 January 2018 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.