Lecturer in Development Studies

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

21 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Political sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Dec 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0052418
Location: Parkville 
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-Term 31 December 2026
Faculty: Arts 
School: Social and Political Sciences
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super 

Coordinate and deliver subjects in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Development Studies. 

Engage in research activities including publications, securing research grants, graduate research supervision, and public engagement. 

  • Coordinate and deliver subjects in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Development Studies. 
  • Engage in research activities including publications, securing research grants, graduate research supervision, and public engagement. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

The Lecturer in Development Studies will have specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: Political Economy of Development and Inclusive Development and Environmental Sustainability.

The Lecturer will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher and must be able to teach subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Lecturer will undertake research resulting in quality publications with leading publishers in their field and will have an established or developing record of excellence and innovation in teaching. You will also foster engagement links with external networks/partners both nationally and internationally.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Subject coordination including the supervision of sessional tutors (administrative and academic)
  • Curriculum design and innovation, including cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Development of technology-based teaching, learning and assessment programs and resources
  • Design and delivery of overseas subjects and other student mobility programs
  • Publications, including (but not limited to) peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative outputs and commissioned reports

Who We Are Looking For

You are a dedicated and interactive educator with a growing track record of pedagogical or academic teaching practices and clear commitment to professional and collegial behaviour.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in Development Studies or a closely related discipline
  • Proven research expertise in one or more of the following areas: Political Economy of Development or Inclusive Development and Environmental Sustainability
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching, including the capacity to initiate course development
  • Demonstrated course coordination experience
  • Ability to supervise honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses
  • A strong record in research with a developing publication profile

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – "The Faculty of Arts"

The Faculty of Arts is a leading academic community dedicated to exploring and understanding the complexities of our ever-changing world. Our five schools, including the Asia Institute, School of Culture and Communication, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, and School of Social and Political Sciences, house renowned researchers and intellectually engaged students. We embrace diversity and inclusion, actively welcoming and valuing the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve our vision.

The School of Social and Political Science is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia and internationally.


What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 3rd December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: 0052418 SSPS Lecturer in Development Studies PD.pdf

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Melbourne, Australia

Where to apply



Melbourne, Australia


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