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Lecturer, Sociology

Apply now Job no: 496285
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Arts

  • Fixed-term contract until 31 Dec 2023
  • Collaborative team culture
  • Level B $97,398 - $115,199 + 17% Superannuation 

Deakin University is ranked number 1 for skills development in Victoria. It has one of the country’s strongest humanities and social sciences programs. We are aligned with the Alfred Deakin Institute which is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute.

As a Lecturer, you will be required to teach, undertake research and publish in the area of Sociology. You will play a key role in promoting the School and maintain partnerships with relevant academic and professional communities.

Based at our Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong, this newly created full-time fixed-term role sits within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • provide an excellent contribution 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
  • develop curricula and resources that reflect a significant understanding of the fields of health sociology and social research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including statistics)
  • contribute to the research achievement of the School
  • 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

This position will involve some cross-campus travel, requiring the successful candidate to teach at both the Waurn Ponds and Burwood campuses.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • ability to develop curricula and resources that reflect a significant understanding of the fields of health sociology and social research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including statistics)
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/ or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding
  • ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching

For a copy of the position description, please see below:


Applications for this position close on Friday 3 January 2020.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

To obtain further information about this role please contact Deakin Recruit on deakinrecruit@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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