Lecturer in Gender Studies

Sydney, Australia
08 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Seeking for an outstanding teacher and productive researcher in Gender Studies
  • 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.

One of the leading arts, humanities and social science 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 centers, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Gender Studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary program of study hosted by the Department of Sociology. The Gender Studies program takes an intersectional approach to its understanding of gender and other identities, is committed to acknowledging and supporting diversity, and to reflecting this approach in the curriculum. This vision is underpinned by the research and teaching expertise of its core staff and reflected in the range of units in the major that draw from the humanities and social sciences across the Faculty of Arts. 

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in Gender Studies. Grounded in the appointee’s established program of high quality research, the successful candidate will teach courses on gender; collaborate with the existing Gender Studies core staff to consolidate and develop the program across the Faculty and beyond; supervise higher degree research students; and contribute to the broader intellectual life of the Department of Sociology. The candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile as evidenced through high quality publications and external research funding.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria and submit their responses as a separate document in the application process. Applicants should advise referees that references for shortlisted candidates may be sought at short notice approximately one week after position closing date.


  • PhD in Sociology, Gender Studies, or a related discipline;
  • A strong research profile with excellent publication record in gender;
  • Demonstrated research interests in one or more of the Department's areas of research strength (see: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-centres/department-of-sociology/our-research);
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;
  • The ability to teach the unit Gender, Crime and Violence, as well as to contribute to other core units within the Gender Studies program;
  • A capacity to support and extend the offerings of an interdisciplinary program in Gender Studies;
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to and participate in the life of the Department of Sociology through teaching, research and administration;
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude.


  • Demonstrated capacity to teach and innovate in online teaching environments;
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: theories of gender and sexualities; diversity studies; ethnicity and race; disability studies; contemporary feminist paradigms including but not limited to Transnational Feminist Studies and Global Feminism; gender and the Global South;
  • Track record in successful fellowship or competitive grant applications;
  • Track record in successful Higher Degree supervision;
  • Track record of collegial scholarly activity such as workshop or panel convening, collaborative research or international collaborations.

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

Appointment Type:  Full-time, continuing

Enquiries:  Professor Gabrielle Meagher on gabrielle.meagher@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 4th February 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

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 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.