Associate Professor in Political Science (Political Theory)

University of Melbourne
November 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$169,094 – $186,288
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Associate Professor in Political Science (Political Theory)

Job no: 0060242 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Arts Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences Salary: Level D – $169,094 – $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

  • Make outstanding contributions to the teaching and research effort of the discipline, School and University

  • play an outstanding role within the University and discipline in fostering the research activities of others and in research training.

  • Make a leading contribution to developing networks within the discipline and with other academics, institutions, practitioners and communities, both nationally and internationally, to support collaboration

  • Provide leadership in and coordination of the teaching and development of the relevant teaching programs

  • 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!

  • Applications are invited for an Associate Professor in Political Science (Political Theory) in the School of Social and Political Sciences. The Associate Professor will be an outstanding researcher as well as a committed and engaging teacher who will provide academic leadership across the Political Science discipline as well as more broadly across the School.

    About the Role As the Associate Professor in Political Science, you are expected to make outstanding contributions to the teaching and research effort of the institution. You will make a significant contribution to the governance and collegial life inside and outside of the University and will have attained recognition at a national or international level in your discipline.

    You will also be expected to make innovative contributions to the advancement of scholarship and teaching and research in your discipline. Your research work will make a major original and innovative contribution to your field of study or research and be recognised as outstanding nationally or internationally

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and seminars into undergraduate and graduate subjects, as deemed appropriate, and in line with Faculty of Arts minimum thresholds for teaching satisfaction

  • Produce high-quality publications including (but not limited to) peer- reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, creative outputs and commissioned reports

  • Active engagement in service, leadership and coordination roles in the discipline, School and Faculty demonstrating respectful, inclusive behaviors always and building trust amongst colleagues

  • Who We Are Looking For We are seeking an outstanding researcher who is also a committed and engaging teacher who can confidently provide academic leadership across the Political Science discipline and across the school. You will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and can professionally liaise with a wide range of diverse stakeholders.

    You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline

  • An outstanding record in research as demonstrated by international recognition with an established publication profile in high-quality journals and publishing houses commensurate with stage of career

  • Demonstrated specialization in research which complements the existing Political Science/Political Theory profile in the school and at the University of Melbourne

  • 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 available for this position.

    Your New Team – Arts The Faculty of Arts is a leading academic community dedicated to exploring and understanding the complexities of our ever-changing world. With a rich history since 1855, we foster bold critical thinkers and effective communicators who can navigate global challenges and delve into the essence of humanity.

    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.

    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: //

    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 https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us 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.

    Advertised: 26 Oct 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 24 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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