Posted on: 10 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 3, 2019

Lecturer – Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood campus, Australia

Lecturer – Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Job no: 492426 Work type: Full-time Location: Melbourne – Burwood Categories: Arts, Education

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The role

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin is internationally renowned for excellence in teaching and research. Our graduates go on to do amazing work as curators, collections managers, museum directors, and cultural heritage management planning to name a few

The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching, research and program development in the area of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. This role will suit someone, who has demonstrated potential to take on leadership opportunities within the discipline and School.

This is a full-time on-going role based at our Melbourne Burwood campus; however,  occasional travel between our Geelong and Burwood campuses will be required.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in cultural heritage / history / geography / anthropology/archaeology/museum studies or a related discipline
  • excellent track record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, ideally including innovative curriculum design
  • demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality journals in the broad field of cultural heritage and museum studies
  • knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contemporary issues
  • capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and administration
  • previous experience in the cultural heritage and/or museum sector highly desirable

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the School’s teaching and research programs and liaise with students at all levels
  • publish high-quality research in journals of high repute
  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced teaching and research outcomes
  • interact regularly and collegially with other staff in the School and the Faculty, peers in other universities, both nationally and internationally, and with community, professional and industry organisations



Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly, supportive and challenging working environment. Our staff are committed to making a genuine difference to people’s lives through excellence in education and research.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all of whom share a common interest in lifelong learning.


We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that’s why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Some of Deakin’s workplace benefits include:

  • 17% superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounts with third-party suppliers for health insurance, car rentals IT and more

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts have enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we’ve achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.

We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.  Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.

As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia’s economy.

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Job closes on 03 February 2019. All applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria along with the Cover Letter and Resume.

For further information, please contact Pallavi  on 03 9244 5490 or


At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community.  We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic 

careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances. 

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