The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and comprises of History, Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Classics and Archaeology, The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and The Program in Jewish Culture & Society. SHAPS offers a wide range of classes in these disciplines and has a large Honours and postgraduate student cohort. This position resides within the History program and reports to the Head of SHAPS. This position is funded through the Hansen Trust, which has been established to transform the teaching of History at the University of Melbourne. The Hansen Trust aims to develop and instil a passion for History in students and the broader community, to deepen student engagement with their learning, to emphasise the importance and relevance of this field of study, and to support a range of initiatives in the Faculty of Arts to build excellence and innovation in teaching and learning programs.
For more information on the Hansen Trust, please see: https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/school-of-historical-and-philosophical-studies/news/archive-news/hansen-trust
The Hansen Lecturer will be a History specialist in an area of 20th century world, global, or international history. Preference may be given to applicants with the experience in teaching classes in world history since 1945 and the history of international relations with an emphasis on the 20th century. The appointee will develop new areas of teaching, research, and research training, as well as support existing programs.
The Hansen Lecturer in World, Global, or International History will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects and the re- development of existing subjects, as appropriate. Capacity to supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students is required. The appointee will undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field and will apply for competitive research grants, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment and as assigned by the program and School.