Location: Parkville

Role type: Full-time/ Fixed-term for 3 years

Faculty: Arts

Department/School: Asia Institute 

Salary: Level B $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation, and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

 About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print, and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The Asia Institute is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Teaching Specialist) who is committed to coordinating teaching preparation and material, and working collaboratively with other teams in Japanese language subjects. You will step into a team that is dedicated to community engagement, with the Asia Institute offering an array of academic and community-focused events designed to stimulate compelling discourse. You will utilise your strong engagement skills to elevate the student experience at a tertiary level.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure students development of language, cultural and intercultural skills
  • Undertaking continuous improvement to assist in developing students’ analytical and communication skills
  • Working collaboratively with other teams, providing advice on engagement strategies using a wide range of materials

About You

You will be a proactive team player with experience in working within diverse development teams. As an experienced educator, with a strong acumen and an engaging communication style, you will support subject coordination and teaching staff. Utilising your strong communication skills, you have the ability to cultivate positive collaborative relationships with students and colleagues, whilst supervising their studies and work.

You will also have:

  • Completed a Ph.D. qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialised Japanese Studies teaching material, in areas such as culture, literature, and society
  • With your experience in education, you will have a demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching at undergraduate and tertiary levels

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

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, 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

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

Applications close: 20th November 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0057623_Teaching Specialist Japanese Studies_PD.pdf


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