Senior Lecturer, Sociology Monash University, School of Social Sciences Australia

Senior Lecturer, Sociology


Job No.: 586592

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointment


Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Leading international university

  • Innovative and creative environment

  • An Australian leader in education, research and work flexibility


Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.


The Opportunity


The School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia seeks applications for a continuing appointment as Senior Lecturer, Sociology. The School of Social Sciences is recognised internationally for its quality education, innovative research and international engagement.


Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The appointment will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. Melbourne was named the “Most Liveable City in the World” for seven consecutive years by The Economist.


Sociology at Monash is one of the oldest, largest and most dynamic Sociology programs in Australia. We have been researching and teaching Sociology for over 50 years and are currently ranked 6th nationally, and 59th in the world (QS 2018/19). Our academics are research leaders in gender, health, diversity, digital culture, youth, migration, and environmental sociology. We have a strong research culture in our discipline and school which supports consistent competitive grant winning and quality, highly cited publications. We teach over 2,400 undergraduates yearly in units that are closely aligned with our research strengths. Sociology staff consistently deliver excellence in teaching and graduate research: we currently supervise over 40 MA and PhD students.


Applicants demonstrating potential and achievement in core fields of research and teaching in Sociology will be considered. Strong quantitative and qualitative skills are desired. Preference will be given to those with expertise in the sociology of gender, new and emerging technologies, and/or research methods.  


Benefits of this position include:

  • Typically a 2 unit teaching load (on a semester system)

  • Extensive support for research, including dedicated administrative staff support for external grant applications

  • Numerous and internal seed funding schemes

  • Semester-long research leave (equivalent to sabbatical) can be applied for every three years of regular service

  • Highly competitive salaries, between $119,072 - $137,298 AUD

  • Retirement contributions of 17%

  • Relocation support


The position is full-time; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This position requires the incumbent to have a PhD qualification. 


At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. This position also requires a Current Police Check. 


Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".



Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, 


Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

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