Lecturer in Public Policy

The School of Government and International Relations has integrated world-class research and teaching into a specialist degree program that is small enough to ensure every student receives the attention they deserve. In 2017, the School’s political sciences courses scored a top 100 worldwide ranking in the QS World University Rankings by subject and Academic Ranking of World Universities. The School actively influence Australia’s political landscape with public debate and advice to decision makers, and are proud founding partners of the ANZSOG—a non-profit organisation which aims to develop future public sector leaders and promote public administration as a profession. The School of Government and International Relations has a close and long-standing relationships with the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and the Griffith Asia Institute.

The opportunity
As a Lecturer, you will be expected to develop a research profile, engage in teaching activities, and contribute to the service and external engagement profile of the school. This will be evidenced by high quality publications and research income; strong teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence; effective higher degree research supervision and completions and a well-defined, well-executed service contribution and external engagement agenda.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Political Science or Public Policy with demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in teaching at the tertiary education level in the field of public policy and/or public administration. You will have the demonstrated ability to high quality research and publish in leading international journals and/or book presses. In addition, the person will have effective communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner and contribute to the positive culture and aspirations of the School.

Salary range
Lecturer, Level B: $94,361 – $112,057 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $110,403 – $131,108 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description – pdf
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Note:  Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only.  File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For position queries, please contact Associate Professor Robyn Hollander, Head, School of Government and International Relations on +61 (0) 7 3735 7652.

For application queries, please contact Ms Aneta Fijal, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7664.

Closing date: Friday, 24 May 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.



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