Details : Assistant Lecturer in History : The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

Assistant Lecturer in History

Job no: 0062351
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Part-time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term replacement position (1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027)
School: School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Level A6 - A8  – $105,518- 113,262 p.a. (Pro rata) p.a. plus 17% super

  • Fantastic opportunity to provide leadership in subject coordination and delivery
  • Contribute to the ongoing excellence of the History program at the University of Melbourne
  • 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
The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies seeks to appoint a Teaching Specialist in History on a part-time. fixed-term basis until June 2027. We welcome applications from historians specialising in colonialism or imperialism, with the ability to teach the history of the British Empire 1750 – 1900, the history of violence, and the long history of globalisation.

Working closely with the Discipline Chair and colleagues in History, this position will primarily coordinate undergraduate classes in our history major: ‘HIST20089 Britain’s Empire: Power and Resistance’, ‘HIST30068 A History of Violence’ (co-coordination), and ‘HIST40037 The Long History of Globalisation’ (2024 and 2025 only).

Additionally, you may supervise 4th-year honours students and assist with teaching and administrative tasks within the discipline.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of the teaching activities of specified subjects in the mode of delivery required (e.g. classroom, blended, online). This includes ensuring that tutors are provided with relevant information and that matters raised by tutors are appropriately responded to;
  • Development of teaching materials, including tutorial guidelines for tutors; subject guides, online readings, and regular maintenance of subject sites on the Learning Management System (LMS);
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials or seminars to a high standard;
  • Setting assessment tasks where required, coordinating assessment processes, and recording/reporting component and final results;
  • Marking assessment, providing timely feedback to students and recording results into the appropriate results recording system;
  • Effective and efficient communicate with students in relation to readings, weekly topics, skills development and assessment;
  • Selection of, consultation with, and supervision of tutors or seminar assistants (where applicable) and providing written tutorial guidelines regarding teaching, marking, and directed consultations with students.

Who We Are Looking For
We are seeking a committed and engaging educator with experience of teaching at tertiary level, with a commitment to inclusivity in student learning, and the ability to work collaboratively with students.

You will possess extensive organisational skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills including a demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

This position offers a unique opportunity to fostering your own academic and professional growth within a collaborative and supportive environment.

You will also have:

  • A completed or near completed PhD in History with a focus on colonialism or imperialism;
  • Capacity to teach the history of the British Empire 1750 – 1900, the history of violence, and the long history of globalisation;
  • A capacity to supervise 4th-year honours research;
  • Demonstrated strong record of undergraduate teaching experience, working positively and cooperatively with students, in a range of teaching delivery modes;
  • Experience in managing and supporting staff and fostering an effective teaching team.

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

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University.

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

Your New Team – School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and comprises of History, Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Classics and Archaeology, The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and The Program in Jewish Culture & Society. SHAPS offers a wide range of subjects in these disciplines and has a large Honours and Postgraduate student cohort. This position resides within the History discipline and reports to the Discipline Chair.

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
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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 reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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 Ana 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: 30 MAY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: PD - Assistant Lecturer in History.pdf

Position Description

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