Job no: 0055078

Location: Parkville

Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term for 11 months

Faculty: Arts

Department/School: Asia Institute

Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super

  • Teach non-language subjects in Korean Studies and engage in academic activities within the discipline
  • Opportunity to shape the development of Korean Studies within a prestigious institution
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

Join the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne and play a pivotal role in shaping the development of Korean Studies. As a Lecturer, you’ll teach subjects related to Korean society, culture, and politics while contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate education. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of Korean Studies at a prestigious institution.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and oversee subject teaching activities, ensuring alignment with faculty standards and appropriate modes of delivery
  • Develop teaching materials, including subject guides and reading packs
  • Manage assessment tasks, processes, and results recording, and address student queries and academic integrity issues
  • Conduct seminars, lectures, and tutorials, engage with students on subject content and assessment, and provide timely feedback on assessments while maintaining accurate attendance records

Who We Are Looking For

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. You’ll demonstrate strong organisational abilities, adeptly managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines. Moreover, you will exhibit a high level of professionalism, be able to interpret relevant policies and procedures, and are committed to upholding the Faculty’s Values and Behaviors.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline by the beginning of the appointment
  • Detailed understanding of Korean culture, society and politics
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and subject material development
  • Demonstrated experience of teaching diverse groups of students in a range of delivery modes

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is a leading academic community dedicated to exploring and understanding the complexities of our ever-changing world. With a rich history since 1855, we foster bold critical thinkers and effective communicators who can navigate global challenges and delve into the essence of humanity.   

Our five schools, including the Asia Institute, School of Culture and Communication, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, and School of Social and Political Sciences, house renowned researchers and intellectually engaged students. We embrace diversity and inclusion, actively welcoming and valuing the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds to achieve our vision. 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit –

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Alex Spezza via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 25 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0055078_Lecturer in Korean Studies (Teaching Specialist)_PD.pdf


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