Lectureship in Asian History – University of Melbourne

Lectureship in Asian History – University of Melbourne

Hansen Lecturer – Asian History

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

Salary: AUD98,775 – AUD117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS), which is a part of the Faculty of Arts, was formed in 2011 comprising the programs of History, History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Classics and Archaeology, The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, and The Program in Jewish Culture & Society. SHAPS teaches a wide range of subjects across these disciplines and has a large Honours and Postgraduate cohort, and also receives a high level of nationally competitive research grants. This position is located within the History department and reports to the Head of School in SHAPS.

This position is funded via the Hansen Trust, which has been established, in perpetuity, to transform the teaching of History at the University of Melbourne. It aims to develop and instil a passion for History within students and the broader community, to deepen student engagement with their learning, to emphasise the importance of this field of study, and to support a range of initiatives in the Faculty of Arts to build excellence and innovation in teaching and learning programs. For more information on the Hansen Trust please see:

The Hansen Lecturer will be a History specialist in some area of Asian history since 1500, with suitable research, language capability, a capacity for teaching excellence and a commitment to and enthusiasm for the university teaching of History. Preference may be given to applicants with expertise in north-east Asian or Vietnamese history and more broadly to areas that will complement existing Asian history capacity. The appointee will work to develop new areas of teaching, research and research training as well as support existing programs.

The Hansen Lecturer in Asian History will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects and re-development of existing subjects as appropriate; capacity to supervise Research Higher Degree students is also a requirement. The appointee will undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, and apply for competitive research grants, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment and as assigned by the discipline and school.

Close date: 6 April 2018

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