The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS) is one of six schools in the Faculty of Arts that encourages collaborative work in line with University priorities. It was formed in 2011 and is comprised 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 teaches a wide range of subjects across these disciplines and has a large Honours and Postgraduate cohort, and also receives a high level of nationally competitive research grants. This position resides within the History department and reports to the Head of School in SHAPS.
The Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer is required to be a History specialist in indigenous Australian history, with suitable research and teaching experience. The incumbent will work to develop new areas of research and training as well as support existing programs. It is envisaged that the appointment will develop subjects offered as part of the History Major and will contribute to the development of the Indigenous Studies Major within the Faculty of Arts.
The Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer is responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects and re-development of existing subjects as appropriate; supervision of Research Higher Degree students is also a requirement. The incumbent will undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, and apply for competitive research grants, foster engagement links with external networks/partners including Indigenous communities nationally and internationally.
This position will be remunerated at a starting salary of Level A.6 for candidate's near-completion of their PhD, and at a salary in the range of Level B for candidates whose PhD has been awarded or who have equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply to the Faculty's Indigenous staff development fund for research funding as well as the Faculty's Internal Grants Scheme, available to all staff.
This Indigenous only appointment reflects the History program's strong desire to offer students the opportunity to study subjects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history taught by an Indigenous historian, to diversify the approaches and methodologies taught and used by historians in the History program and to better reflect the history of our region. The appointment is also consistent with the Faculty of Arts Reconciliation Action Plan which includes a range of measures and initiatives with the ultimate goal to create population parity for Indigenous students and staff (https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/about/indigenous-student-and-employment-plans and https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation). "")
The Reconciliation Action Plan represents a committed attempt to build a cohort of Indigenous academic staff within the Faculty of Arts and to enrich the Faculty's diverse scholarly community. The appointee will have the opportunity to work with scholars across the Faculty on the Indigenous studies major.