Vacant Position: Lecturer in East Asian History

Deadline: 4th Jul 2022
University of Melbourne, Australia

The Faculty welcomes applications from History Specialists to fill the role of Lecturer in East Asian History and to complement its strengths and support its teaching and research objectives. You will be expected to teach, research, supervise and administer at a level commensurate with a Level B Lecturer.

This role contributes to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels, and will undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to your discipline area. You will also undertake administration primarily relating to your activities within the Faculty.

In a typical week at work, you may:

Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials, and seminars as appropriate
Initiate, develop, and review subject material at the undergraduate (including 4th-year Honours) level
Actively participate in research seminars, and national and international conferences
Actively engage in service, leadership and coordination roles in the discipline, School and Faculty

About You

You will have a strong passion for teaching the East Asian history, with experience teaching a broad range of undergraduate, honours and masters level units in the field. Your personal qualities will allow you to foster a positive and high performing learning environment, helping our students get the most out of their education journey. You will have excellent professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard. The ability to teach into subjects on the history of World War II and its aftermath and to teach either Japanese or Korean history is desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will further have:

A completed PhD in East Asian History (defined here as Chinese, Japanese or Korean history) underpinned by research using at least one Asian language
A strong record of research publications in East Asian History in leading journals and/or major academic publishers
Capacity to teach Chinese history
Demonstrated ability for excellence in undergraduate teaching at the tertiary level in areas of Asian History, including the capacity to initiate course development and course coordination
Capacity to supervise Honours, Graduate Diploma Advanced, Masters (Thesis Only) and PhD theses, and to participate in supervisory panels at the research higher degree (e.g., postgraduate) level in requisite areas of Asian History

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
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

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Be Yourself

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 or 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 right 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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister.

The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

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