Lecturer in Public Policy

Melbourne, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Arts

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The School of Social and Political Sciences is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia. The School has a team of dedicated academic and professional staff in the disciplines of Political Science, Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology as well as our allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment for staff and students. The Lecturer in Public Policy will join a collegial group of scholars in the Political Science discipline. This group brings together experts in Public Policy, Governance, Public Management and International Relations who are situated in a broader interdisciplinary school. 

The appointment of the Lecturer in Public Policy will be made through the Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship program (MECAF) as defined in section 27 of The University of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement 2013. This programme provides training, supervision and appropriate career and professional development opportunities towards establishing an academic career. Those who have previously held permanent/continuing academic positions are ineligible to apply.

The Lecturer in Public Policy will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach public management and public policy at the graduate level. The Lecturer will have recognised expertise in public policy, undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers, have an established or developing record of excellence and innovation in teaching, and strong engagement and outreach potential. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the discipline of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences by undertaking research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally.

The teaching portfolio for this post will focus on the well-established Master of Public Policy and Management which will also include contributions to curriculum development. The incumbent will supervise student research (at honours, graduate coursework and RHD levels), and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

Close date: 2 Aug 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria


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