Associate Lecturer (Anthropology)

University of Queensland
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,324 - $102,945
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Contract Type:fixed-term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • School of Social Science

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Educate future generations & create an exceptional student experience

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    An exciting opportunity exists for a fixed-term position as Associate Lecturer in Anthropology in the UQ School of Social Science. As a teaching-focused academic, the successful applicant will be required to teach the second semester offering of ANTH2010: Critical Anthropology & Indigenous Australians, and to engage in the collegial life of the School.

    Key responsibilities will include:


  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses as required.

  • Maintain the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.

  • Be available to consult with and mentor students.

  • Where relevant, provide guidance to course tutors, markers and teaching assistants in the activity of teaching.

  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

  • Citizenship and Service

  • Engage with the collegial life and activities of the School, Faculty and University

  • Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.

  • Consistently demonstrate the UQ values.

  • This is a teaching focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a part-time (40%), fixed-term position until 1 November 2024.

    At Academic level A , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,324 - $102,945, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $90,470 - $120,445 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You

    Applicants should possess a PhD or near completion of a PhD in the field of Anthropology.

    Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge in one or more relevant fields of Anthropology.

  • An ability to teach effective courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels using active learning and flexible approaches to teaching, including teaching online.

  • An emerging teaching profile in the discipline area.

  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and consultative skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in teaching and learning.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • As this role is for a short, fixed-term contract and is based in Brisbane, we are not accepting applications from interstate or international candidates at this time.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact the Head of School, Professor Lynda Cheshire via [email protected] or Anthropologist, Associate Professor Sally Babidge via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Wednesday, 15 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-37967).

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