Hansen Lecturer in History

University of Melbourne


June 2, 2022


Hansen Lecturer in History

Job no: 0055924 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term until December 2024 Faculty: Faculty of Arts Department/School: School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Salary: Academic B – $107,547 – $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Arts The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role The School seeks to appoint a Hansen Lecturer in History with a passion for teaching in twentieth century history, beginning in Semester 2 2022. In particular, the candidate must have the capacity to teach subjects on World War II, Soviet history, the historiography of Stalinism, and dictatorships more generally.

The role reports to the Head of School and is responsible for the coordination of teaching where required in accordance with the Faculty's Local Operating rules. The role will also be responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the delivery and assessment of specified subjects and the development of subject teaching materials. However, the applicant must have demonstrated background and skills in one or more areas of history with experience in research, which have resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities. Research may be carried out independently and/or as part of a team.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Coordinate the teaching activities of specified subjects to the standard of the Faculty and in the mode of delivery required (e.g. online, classroom, blended)
  • Develop specified subjects and teaching materials, and subject guides and reading packs for students
  • Set up and regularly maintain relevant subject sites on the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • About You You are an experienced teacher with a strong record of quality content delivery across various modes such as online, classroom or blended. Your high level organisation skills allow you to stay on top of multiple tasks simultaneously, being able to adjust focus depending on priority of work. Your excellent interpersonal skills assist you as you manage and support staff, and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with students.

    You will further have:

  • a PhD in Russian History or cognate field
  • Demonstrated successful tertiary study in the relevant discipline and experience in teaching Russian and Soviet history and historiography as well as the history of World War II
  • Working knowledge of Russian language
  • Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, please visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

    Be Yourself @ UoM At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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

    Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au. We look forward to receiving your application!

    Advertised: 06 May 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 02 Jun 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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