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Lecturer - Environmental History

Job No.: 635781

Location: Clayton and Caulfield campuses

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $103,153 - $122,495 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The History program seeks to appoint a modern environmental historian with a specialisation in any geographical area to contribute to our teaching and research portfolio. In addition to teaching into a variety of units in history and international studies, the successful candidate will typically have responsibility for coordinating and lecturing in units on the environment and on the global history of disasters. They will also have the opportunity to contribute historical perspective to Faculty and University initiatives related to environmental studies, sustainability, and/or climate change.

Monash University’s History program is one of the largest in Australia and enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation. Monash is home to researchers and teachers with diverse expertise in American, Asian, Australian, European, Global, and Medieval & Renaissance History.

Reporting to the head of section within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, the Lecturer will employ innovative, student-centred practices in various classrooms and blended learning contexts.

This position requires an active academic to contribute to quality teaching through unit coordination and project supervision at the honours and postgraduate level. The successful appointee will have high involvement in the academic process, preparing, developing and delivering educational material through lectures, seminars, and tutorials. The candidate will also contribute to the research culture of history and international studies at Monash, in development and conduct of research.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in History, have a proven record of refereed publications, and show capacity to strongly contribute to research development and teaching in both history and international studies at Monash.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. 

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Al Thomson, Head of History, +61 3 9905 9785, 

Position Description

Download File Environmental History

Closing Date

Friday 5 August 2022, 11:55 pm AEST


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