Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor – Centre for Geography and Environmental Science

Job No. 535404
Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Arts, School of Social Sciences
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
$123,787 – $142,735 pa Level C /
$149,054 – $164,205 pa Level D /
$192,001 pa Level E
(includes 17% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
  • Where international collaboration is pursued
  • Come work with world-class researchers and teachers

If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor to lead the human geography teaching and research program.

You will have an established reputation for research excellence in geography, a proven track record of external funding and significant knowledge of, and/or willingness to develop networks in, the Asia Pacific. You will be an excellent and inspiring teacher and will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of a rapidly growing undergraduate geography major and masters programs.

Monash has an established reputation in geography and human geography is positioned within the School of Social Sciences with strong links with physical geographers in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. The position will complement existing research strengths focused around themes of environmental governance and sustainability in the areas of urban water, waste and recycling, corporate environmental and sustainability management, and regional dimensions of the transition to a low carbon economy.

Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in geographies of environment and development, whose research interests include social, environmental and economic aspects of urbanisation, and who engage with contemporary debates in human geography.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in human geography or a related field and a background in geographies of development and socio-environmental change. S/he will have a track record of, or potential for, excellence in publication and research funding, and show a demonstrated commitment to teaching and higher degree by research (HDR) supervision excellence.

You will lead and promote the discipline of human geography within the Arts Faculty and contribute to the wider geography teaching program, which includes an undergraduate major and a large and growing Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability (MEMS). You will have an ability both to lead and actively teach into the International Development and Environmental Management stream of the MEMS, with a focus on innovative curriculum development involving internships and industry engagement in Australia and abroad. Supervision of postgraduate research in this program, as well as in HDR, will also be expected.

Appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience and in accordance with classification standards for each level. Please be sure to indicate which position you are applying for (Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer).

Applications must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File “How to apply for Monash Jobs


Professor Sharon Pickering, Head, School of Social Sciences, telephone +61 3 9905 8655

Closing Date

Sunday 12 July 2015, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time