Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Development Studies University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences Australia



Job no: 0048003

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation


As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), you will take the lead in the curriculum development and co-ordination of a new Online Joint Masters in Leadership for Development. This unique new online teaching programme is planned to be delivered jointly in partnership with the University of Manchester (UK), with an expected commencement date in 2020-21. Your demonstrated knowledge of leadership theories and practice in the development sector, and your own proven leadership capacity to convene and drive the progamme will be vital to the position. Equally important will be your skills in innovative management of the student interface through online technologies and in the administration of online teaching, and your ability to negotiate with actors across multiple levels of the University and externally. You will be expected to research, teach and administer commensurate with the level of the position.


As the successful candidate, you will have an excellent research profile, with a track record of grant success and high quality publications. You will apply for externally competitive grants and conduct independent research. Your research outcomes will be disseminated and published in leading conferences and journals, and will make a significant contribution to the reputation of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. You will engage in interdisciplinary research within SSPS, the University, and in collaboration with external organisations.


Your contribution to teaching will extend to subjects within the existing Masters in Development Studies as required, and to supervision of research higher degree theses, honours and postgraduate coursework theses. Further, you will foster engagement links with external networks/partners in the development sector, both nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with your appointment in the School of Social and Poltical Sciences.


We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria


Position Description

Advertised: 14 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 14 Apr 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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