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  • Part-time 0.5 FTE, fixed term until 31/12/2023, located on our Camperdown Campus
  • Contribute to a dynamic team in delivering a high-quality teaching and learning experience
  • Base Salary $110,856 – $131,639 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The Department of Government and International Relations is seeking to appoint a level B Lecturer in International Relations (Education Focused). Applicants with expertise in any area of politics/political analysis are welcome; however, applicants with relevant experiences in coordinating large first and second-year units in including introduction to International Relations theory, intermediate international relations, and contemporary issues in international relations will be highly regarded. Education focused roles are expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (70% teaching, 20% research, 10% governance).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels
  • undertake independent teaching in the discipline, area of expertise and/or related area
  • contribute to core teaching across the undergraduate Politics & International Relations curriculum and postgraduate units, in particular showcasing expertise in one or more of the following areas: IR theory, contemporary issues in international relations, Australian foreign and security policy
  • supervise honours and postgraduate students
  • evaluate teaching and learning and apply learnings to improve practice and outcomes in the units coordinated
  • contribute to the design and delivery of multidisciplinary work-integrated learning units and content
  • work collaboratively where coordination of units involves across school/faculty cooperation with professionalism
  • develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty

About you

We are looking for a Lecturer in International Relations (Education Focused) who possesses:

  • a PhD (awarded) in international relations, political science or relevant fields
  • demonstrated teaching ability and experience in international relations theory, world politics, and foreign policy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations
  • demonstrated experience in teaching IR theory, contemporary issues in international relations, Australian foreign and security policy
  • the potential to contribute to advanced level interdisciplinary programs
  • demonstrated experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students
  • demonstrated experience in working across disciplines
  • evidence of contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • ability to develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 12 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Feain from Recruitment Operations, Human Resources via [email protected]

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Closing Date: 12 December 2021

  • Part-time 0.5 FTE, fixed term until 31/12/2023, located on our Camperdown Campus
  • Contribute to a dynamic team in delivering a high-quality teaching and learning experience
  • Base Salary $110,856 – $131,639 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The Department of Government and International Relations is seeking to appoint a level B Lecturer in International Relations (Education Focused). Applicants with expertise in any area of politics/political analysis are welcome; however, applicants with relevant experiences in coordinating large first and second-year units in including introduction to International Relations theory, intermediate international relations, and contemporary issues in international relations will be highly regarded. Education focused roles are expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (70% teaching, 20% research, 10% governance).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate levels
  • undertake independent teaching in the discipline, area of expertise and/or related area
  • contribute to core teaching across the undergraduate Politics & International Relations curriculum and postgraduate units, in particular showcasing expertise in one or more of the following areas: IR theory, contemporary issues in international relations, Australian foreign and security policy
  • supervise honours and postgraduate students
  • evaluate teaching and learning and apply learnings to improve practice and outcomes in the units coordinated
  • contribute to the design and delivery of multidisciplinary work-integrated learning units and content
  • work collaboratively where coordination of units involves across school/faculty cooperation with professionalism
  • develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty

About you

We are looking for a Lecturer in International Relations (Education Focused) who possesses:

  • a PhD (awarded) in international relations, political science or relevant fields
  • demonstrated teaching ability and experience in international relations theory, world politics, and foreign policy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations
  • demonstrated experience in teaching IR theory, contemporary issues in international relations, Australian foreign and security policy
  • the potential to contribute to advanced level interdisciplinary programs
  • demonstrated experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students
  • demonstrated experience in working across disciplines
  • evidence of contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • ability to develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the school/faculty

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 12 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Feain from Recruitment Operations, Human Resources via [email protected]

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Closing Date: 12 December 2021

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