Lecturer in History and Asian Studies
University of New South Wales
Australia

Lecturer - History and Asian Studies

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer, Eligible for a Scientia academic position

Lecturer - History and Asian Studies

Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture - Humanities & Languages 

  • 3-4 year - Convertible Tenure Track 
  • Full Time - 35 hrs/per week 
  • $110,459 to $130,215 + 17% Super and Leave Loading 
  • Based at Kensington Campus- Sydney, Australia 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of UNSW’s newest faculty, Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA). Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth. We listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, place and culture to enable lives with purpose.

We are six schools, six research centres, home to three prestigious ARC Laureates, the stunning Esme Timbery theatre and Creative Practice Lab, UNSW Galleries, iCinema, the Design Futures Lab, and multiple other maker spaces, Institutes, Labs and Studios across our Kensington and Paddington campuses.

As a new faculty, it is our priority to develop an Indigenous Strategy to affect long-term change in the educational outcomes of Indigenous students and the intellectual and cultural integrity of Indigenous teaching and research across the faculty.

A Lecturer (Level B) is expected to carry out activities to develop their scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally and to contribute significantly to achieving the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty.

The Lecturer will be a member of the History and Asian Studies Group within the School of Humanities & Languages. They will have expertise in History, with a focus on East Asia, and contribute to teaching in History, Asian Studies and, if applicable, Gender Studies

A successful Level B candidate will also be considered for the award of a position on the prestigious UNSW Scientia Program

About the UNSW Scientia Program

The UNSW Scientia Program is one of the cornerstones of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. A primary goal of the Program is to enhance UNSW's research performance by attracting and retaining exceptional early to mid-career researchers, with outstanding research track records. Scientia academics will be leaders in their School and Faculty and engage with the three pillars of social engagement, global impact and academic excellence.

UNSW Scientia academics have access to a range of development opportunities including career coaching tailored to their level of experience across research, teaching and leadership. Scientia academics will be mentored and will also develop the skills required to become mentors and research leaders themselves.

Appointments are made on a Convertible Tenure Track contract.  The initial engagement is for 4 years fixed term with the possibility to convert to continuing tenure.  The Scientia Program also allows flexibility to take research breaks to do other studies, take an industry engagement or follow other interests.  We are also open to part-time appointments.

Find out more at https://research.unsw.edu.au/scientia-program

Accountabilities

Specific accountabilities for this role include:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have expertise and the capacity to teach in Asian Studies and/or Gender Studies; and who have more than one language. They will have a strong early career track-record of research, clear potential for securing competitive grants and producing impactful research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant cultural and community organisations or experience work-integrated learning is desirable.
  • Demonstrate and continuously develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning.
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and provide assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Initiate the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning with the support of more senior academics.
  • Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course-related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students.
  • Manage course administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance.
  • Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and minimum professional accreditation requirements (where relevant).
  • Make a positive contribution to School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required.
  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Create scholarly impact which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline) and design research projects.
  • Contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues, including participating as co-investigator or chief investigator in competitive grant applications.
  • Mentor and guide students and colleagues and develop the next generation of academics through involvement in supervision of HDRs (as per the norms of the discipline).
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

Download File PD - Lecturer - Humanities and Languages (2).pdf

Contact:

Steve Lalic - Talent Acquisition Consultant 

E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au

Applications close:  Monday 24th May 2021 10.00pm (AEST) 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time


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