Lecturer, Indonesian

at Deakin University

The role

The study of humanities and social sciences is the heart and soul of Deakin University. Indonesian is one of four languages offered in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences - along with Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.

The Senior Lecturer / Lecturer will be required to teach, undertake research and publish in the area of Indonesian and contribute to the School's teaching, research and program development.

This is a full time on-going role based at Melbourne Burwood Campus.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • nationally recognised reputation in research and scholarship through publications in quality journals and/ or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research grants
  • demonstrated expertise in Indonesian politics, international relations and/or society
  • relevant experience in teaching Indonesian language and knowledge of key approaches to language acquisition
  • demonstrated knowledge of language teaching methodology
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • relevant experience in online learning and teaching

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the School's teaching and research programs
  • exhibit and/or publish high quality research in journals of high repute
  • contribute to the achievement of Deakin's strategic goals in research, teaching, engagement and innovation
  • undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin
  • enhance the quality of teaching and learning activities, including identifying and responding to opportunities to advance the discipline
  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced teaching and research outcomes


Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly, supportive and challenging working environment. Our staff are committed to making a genuine difference to people's lives through excellence in education and research.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all of whom share a common interest in lifelong learning.


We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that's why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Some of Deakin's workplace benefits include:

  • 17% superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounts with third party suppliers for health insurance, car rentals IT and more

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts has enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we've achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.

We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.

As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia's economy.

Job closes on 26 July 2019 All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria along with a Cover Letter and Resume.

Please contact Dr Alistair Welsh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian, on alistair.welsh@deakin.edu.au for further information.

Position description:

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*At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances. *

Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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