Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0049682

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences

Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Social and Political Sciences

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, Development Studies and Sociology as well as allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment for staff and students.

About the role

The Lecturer in Development Studies, you will join world-class scholars in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, and you will be expected to research, teach and administer commensurate with the level of the position. The excellence of your research profile will be evidenced by your track record of high-quality publications, your capacity to successfully apply for externally competitive grants and to conduct independent research. Your research outcomes will make a significant contribution to the reputation of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Your contribution to teaching will extend to subjects within the Masters of Development Studies and online teaching as required. You will also be responsible for supervision of research higher degree theses, honours and postgraduate coursework theses.

You will bring to the position wide-ranging knowledge of development practice. 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 Political Sciences.

About you

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Development Studies or a closely allied discipline, a strong track record in research with a high-quality publication profile, capacity to attract research grants and consultancies. Research and/or development practice experience in the developing world. Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching, including the capacity to teach high enrolment postgraduate subjects in Development Studies, demonstrated capacity for subject and curriculum development. The ability to supervise research higher degree theses, honours and postgraduate degree theses. Should have experience in building local and international networks and partnerships, Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the collegial environment and intellectual culture of the School of Social and Political Sciences, including the ability to interact positively with academic and administrative staff. Demonstrated capacity for the administrative and leadership work associated with academic life.

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