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Lecturer – Korean Studies – University of Melbourne – Deadline for Applications – 19th July, 2022 – 23:55 AEST

Job no: 0056195
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Continuing
The Faculty of Arts
Department/School: Asia Institute
Level C – $135,032 – $155,698  p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Arts 

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

Asia Institute – the University’s key centre for study in Asian languages and cultures, with programs including Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese languages, alongside Asian, Islamic and Contemporary Chinese Studies.

About the Role

The Korean program was introduced to the Asia Institute in 2017 and currently offers a Minor comprising both Korean language and cultural studies. The Asia Institute plans to introduce a Korean Studies Major in 2024.

The Senior Lecturer will make a significant contribution to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level, and undertake research resulting in publications acknowledged at a national and international level. They will make a major contribution to the quality of the student experience, student learning and student outcomes through inspirational teaching.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the Korean language programme and subject coordination, including the supervision of sessional tutors
  • Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, and seminars
  • Developing curriculum, in consultation with the Discipline Head and specialists working in the field across the Faculty of Arts
  • Supervising honours students and postgraduate research students as required

About You

You possess strong leadership skills and have a passion for Korean studies, with an ability to undertake original and path-setting research on contemporary Korean society and social change. You have a proven record of successfully running a Korean language programme and fostering engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally.

You will further have:

  • A completed PhD in Korean language education or another related field
  • A demonstrated capacity to attract research grants, especially for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching including the capacity to initiate course development
  • A strong record of supervising honours and postgraduate degree theses

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements:

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

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