Lecturer, International Development - Teaching Focused
La Trobe University, Department of Social Inquiry

Lecturer, International Development - Teaching Focused


Job No.:557575

Work type:Fixed Term

Lecturer, International Development - Teaching Focused

  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term appointment

  • Located at Melbourne, (Bundoora) campus 

  • $93,632 – $110,897 per annum + up to 17% superannuation


La Trobe University

La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


The Position

The Master of International Development is a dynamic and highly successful program which seeks to develop postgraduate students’ theoretical and practical skills in the development field.  A key feature of the program is the involvement of various practitioners from the development sector in teaching delivery, in addition to academic staff. The Department of Social Inquiry, where this position is located, sits within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University which has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research programs.


We are seeking to appoint a full time, three year fixed term teaching focused lecturer in International Development. The successful applicant will be required to teach a number of core units in the Master of International Development, contribute to the curriculum, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, assist the course co-ordinator with administrative duties when required, and contribute to the promotion of Development Studies at La Trobe University.


A Level B teaching focused academic is expected to participate regularly in gathering and monitoring of student feedback through Student Feedback on teaching surveys and will normally receive high teaching results relative to their peers. At least once a year they will also undertake to have their teaching peer-reviewed as part of a commitment to scholarly teaching practice


Skills & Experience:


  • Completion of a relevant PhD

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, curriculum development and subject coordination

  • Demonstrated record of achievement in Development Studies in terms of skills, knowledge, expertise and networks.



  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, honors and postgraduate students.

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education or similar evidence of professional preparation for, and continuous professional development in, higher education teaching.

  • Demonstrated administrative capacities.


The appointee is required to commence in this role in mid-2019


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits


How to Apply:

Closing Date: 11pm Sunday 24th February 2019

Position Enquiries: Dr Sue Davies, TEL: +61 3 94791034 Email: s.davies@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD Level-B Lecturer, Development Studies -TF.pdf

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Justin Bolton (03) 9479 1073

To apply and view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for position no. 557575 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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