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Lecturer in Gender/Sociology
Department of Sociology
Macquarie University, Australia
Applications: September 29, 2013

The Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Gender Studies. Located with the Department of Sociology, the appointee would have two main complementary tasks. A major contribution to the administration and teaching of an interdisciplinary major in Gender Studies is expected. Ideally, the appointee should be familiar with social and cultural approaches to gender and would be required to support existing teaching and to bring energy and initiatives to the interdisciplinary program. The second major requirement is to bring a gender focus to teaching and research in the Sociology department. In particular, the appointee would contribute to the development of a sociology of gender perspective in our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program in one or more of these areas: qualitative research methods, social policy, political economy, the intimate sphere, crime and society, sociology of law, sociology of culture and everyday life. Other expertise relevant to the sociology program will be considered. Teaching in both the undergraduate program and the Masters of Policy and Applied Social Research as well as higher degree supervision may be required. The candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile as evidenced through high quality publications and external research funding.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process. Applicants should advise referees that references for shortlisted candidates may be sought at short notice approximately one week after position closing date.


PhD in Sociology or cognate disciplines.

A strong research profile with excellent publication record in Gender.

Demonstrated research interests in one or more of the Department's areas of research strength (link to research concentrations page)

A capacity to support and extend an interdisciplinary program in Gender Studies

A capacity to support and extend teaching in the Sociology program

Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude


Track record in successful fellowship or competitive grant applications

Track record in successful Higher Degree supervision

Track record of collegial scholarly activity such as workshop or panel convening, collaborative research or international collaborations.

Salary Package: from $88,741 - $104,996 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Pauline Johnson on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on or +61 2 9850 9821

Online applications:‐in--‐gendersociology

Applications Close: 11:55pm 29 September 2013 Australian Eastern Standard Time

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.
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