Academic Opportunities in Public Policy and International Relations

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Apr 2024

Location: Clayton campus 


Lecturer: $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Senior Lecturer: $136,711 - $157,637 Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Associate Professor: $164,615 - $181,348 pa Level D (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Professor: $212,047 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative and growing social science community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash , work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen. We make tangible contributions because our purpose  is clear; to deliver positive economic, social and environmental impact in resolving the global challenges of our age.

At the core of achieving this purpose is the diversity  of our staff. We welcome and value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. When you come to work, you can be yourself, be a change-maker and develop your career in exciting ways. This is why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture  where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom , you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

Learn more about Monash . 

The Opportunities

The School of Social Sciences is the largest school in the Monash Arts faculty, offering a wide variety of programs including Human Geography, Sociology and Anthropology, Criminology, International Relations, Politics, and Gender Studies. It is consistently ranked as one of the best social science schools in the world for research quality and impact and a major focus of our teaching is to help students become responsible and informed global citizens.

The School of Social Sciences is looking to grow by appointing multiple outstanding academics who want to be part of building our thriving community of social scientists, leverage the excellent research support services available at Monash to develop their research profile, and contribute towards high quality teaching and graduate supervision. 

Politics and International Relations (IR) is the largest Section within the School of Social Sciences with a reputation for world-leading research and teaching excellence. Monash Politics and IR is a centre of research dynamism with major research streams across the major subfields of the discipline: political behaviour; political theory; comparative politics; international relations; and public policy and administration. The Section is also home to the ARC Centre for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) and the Monash Global Peace and Security Centre (GPS). The Section offers two complementary undergraduate majors, Politics and International Relations, houses the Monash Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree, and from 2024 will offer a new Bachelor of International Relations. It offers two coursework postgraduate programs, the Masters of International Relations (MIR) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP). All these postgraduate degrees have diverse domestic and international student cohorts.

Monash and the Faculty of Arts values staff diversity and champions inclusive practices. We are committed to equitable decision making and apply the principles of achievement relative to opportunity in our selection processes. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

We are accepting applications for the following levels: 

  • Level B - Lecturer 
  • Level C - Senior Lecturer 
  • Level D - Associate Professor 
  • Level E - Professor 

To view other opportunities we currently have in the School of Social Sciences, click here .

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt  with us.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents .  

Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

Relocation expense coverage options are available for suitable candidates at the discretion of the Faculty.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs '.


Professor Jack Corbett, Head of School, School of Social Sciences, [email protected]  

Position Descriptions

Lecturer - Politics & International Relations - Level B

Senior Lecturer - Politics & International Relations - Level C

Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations - Level D

Professor of Politics & International Relations - Level E

Closing Date

Sunday 7 April 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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