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Senior Lecturer, History

Private Company - Deakin, ACT

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


  • Join a team of renowned historians, who are at the forefront of bringing history into public conversations
  • Full time, continuing role, located at Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Level C $121, 133 + 17% Superannuation

History at Deakin, both in our research profile and teaching program, is shaped by our special interest in contemporary history—those aspects of the recent past with strong echoes in the present.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a vibrant research group and a new History major currently being prepared. In broad terms, our desire to provide dynamic and engaging learning experiences is focused on the making of the modern world, interpreted through different thematic and geographic lenses. Areas of special interest for this appointment include, but are not restricted to, applied/public history, economic history, environmental history, Indigenous histories, the history of science/medicine, modern Asia, modern Africa, and contemporary European history.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in 2012 within the Faculty of Arts and Education and is now one of the largest Schools in the University. In addition to teaching, undertaking research, and publishing in the field of History, the successful applicant will be required to promote the School and maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic and professional communities.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • provide an excellent contribution to the School’s teaching and research programs
  • exhibit and/or publish high quality research in national journals of high repute
  • contribute to leadership which enhances the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, teaching, engagement and innovation
  • contribute to the development of the Schools research agenda, including in competitive external research funding activities and performance in ERA
  • enhance the quality of teaching and learning, including identifying and responding to opportunities to advance the discipline
  • contribute strongly to the leadership of the School, Faculty and University
  • develop strong relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced teaching and research outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design and research supervision
  • nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research grants
  • positive engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline
  • demonstrated capacity and passion for leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

PD - Senior Lecturer, History.pdf

Applications for this position close on 6th June 2021.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Tony Joel, Discipline Convenor and Associate Professor in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Telephone +61 3 52272580 tony.joel@deakin.edu.au

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.