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Senior Lecturer, History (Australia’s experience of war)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Senior Lecturer

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Humanities and Social Sciences provide an understanding of how we navigate the world, what we can learn from our past and how we can make a difference going forward. At the UNSW Canberra School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we help develop the minds that shape Australia, the region and the international community. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra have an internationally recognised team of academics. Our research is internationally recognised and explores complex global issues, including issues directly relevant to defence and Australia’s national security.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking scholars to teach and research in the history of Australia’s experience of war. Such work might involve an operational military focus, societal and community aspects, or some other facet of the nation’s involvement with armed conflict. Ideal candidates would further be willing and able to teach in one or more non-military history related areas.

As a member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, you will conduct high quality research and make a significant contribution to the teaching activities of the School and will be involved in advancing the School’s international profile by conducting scholarly research, contributing to the supervision of research students, and undertake a range of teaching duties.

About the Role:

Role: Lecturer in History

Salary: Academic Level C  -  $ 134,162 – $153,921 + 17% super

Term: 5 years

Grant Opportunities: UNSW Canberra Recruitment Research Proposal

About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience conducting classes, assessing student learning achievements, and support students in both postgraduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Be able to design and develop learning activities and resources and provide assessment and feedback at both course and program level using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Have contributed to the review, development and/or design of curriculum and management of curriculum administration.

In your application you should systematically address the skills and experience outlined in the Position Description. Please clearly outline the Academic level you wish to apply for.

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UNSW Canberra Recruitment Research proposal

There is the opportunity to apply for grant funding as part of the recruitment process. Applicants deemed successful in both the recruitment process and research proposal may be eligible to be awarded a research start up grant. To apply for a UNSW Canberra Recruitment Research grant, in your application please outline your planned research and how this research will contribute to advancing the profile of the School of Humanities and Social Science.

Eligibility conditions and assessment guidelines are outlined in the Download File UNSW-Canberra---Recruitment-Research-Proposal-Guidelines---2022.pdf


The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Professor Craig Stockings, Head of School

Applications Close: Wednesday June 8, 11:30pm AEST

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

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 selection criteria 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

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