Lecturer, Contemporary Chinese Culture and History
Macquarie University Department of International Studies

Lecturer, Contemporary Chinese Culture and History


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Work type: Full Time

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research


The Role


The Department of International Studies is seeking a Lecturer with a strong research and teaching record in the area of Chinese Studies. The appointee will be expected to develop, teach and convene units in contemporary Chinese society, modern Chinese history and language studies and will be required to do so in English as well as in Chinese. The appointee will teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will contribute to co-taught units in the Department. You will actively seek funding for, and contribute to, the research activities of the Department of International Studies (including interdisciplinary research as appropriate) and make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.


About You


You will be a highly motivated academic with a PhD in a relevant field of Chinese studies and a strong research track record. You will have experience teaching and convening units in Chinese language and culture studies and using technologies associated with blended learning to ensure students are successfully learning Chinese at a tertiary level. You will be able to supervise higher degree research students, and to collaboratively contribute to the ongoing success of the Department of International Studies and the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University.


About Us


Within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of International Studies offers undergraduate and higher degree research study programs in a broad range of languages and cultures. The Department also offers a Bachelor of International Studies which includes language and culture study from a range of European and Asian languages, a choice of electives in history, politics and regional studies, as well as a semester abroad, providing students with an international outlook.


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To Apply


To be considered for this position, please submit your application online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria for the position (not more than 2 pages) and your resume.


Essential Criteria


  •     Native or near native speaker competency of Chinese (Mandarin) and English;
  •     Completed PhD in a relevant field of Chinese Studies;


  •   Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarships with a focus on Chinese studies. This should be evidenced by publications.
  •     Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative research partnerships at national and/or international level;


  •     Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students;
  •     Demonstrated success in teaching and convening units in Chinese studies at undergraduate level, including the ability to independently develop research-integrated and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  •     Experience with, or strong interest in, online delivery and associated learning technologies for both blended and distance learning;
  •     Demonstrated ability to contribute to a collegial environment that fosters and supports the work of others;
  •     Record of contributing, or capacity to actively contribute to Department or Faculty committees or strategic projects.


Desirable Criteria


    Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship in one of the following areas: Chinese contemporary society and culture; Chinese modern history; Visualisation of Chinese culture through film or calligraphy.


Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Ulrike Garde, Head of Department of International Studies on ulrike.garde@mq.edu.au


General Enquiries: Mal Sawley, HR Administrator on mal.sawley@mq.edu.au    


Applications Close: Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 11:55pm (Eastern Standard Time, EST)


Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde


Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.


This position requires qualifications checking.


Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.


We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


Advertised: 18 Apr 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 19 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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