Monash University position

Professor of Chinese Studies
Job No.: 619996Location: Clayton campus, Monash University
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $192,149 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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The University

There is a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It is the feeling that you are a part of something special. Something significant. So if you are looking for the next chapter in your career, it is here. You will be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

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The Opportunity

The School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics seeks to appoint a new Professor in Chinese Studies. One of the largest Schools in the Faculty of Arts, members teach and conduct research across eight European and Asian languages and literatures, literary and cultural studies, creative writing, linguistics and applied linguistics, history and the social sciences, as well as in a range of interdisciplinary areas. The School’s Programs offer studies at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. A variety of in-country programs and short courses are also available to students. The School has a wide network of international connections, engages in international research projects, and is involved in collaborative teaching with partner universities abroad.

Chinese studies is one of the largest language programs at Monash University. It is taught at the Clayton campus and offshore during Summer. The Chinese studies undergraduate major offers multiple entry points to cater for the diverse proficiency and background needs of students today. Our program aims to equip all students with language and translation skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of and competence in Chinese culture and society.

About YOU!

The Professor of Chinese Studies will provide academic leadership in the activities of the program and the school at all campuses on which Chinese studies is represented, particularly in teaching, research, research training and supervision. This position will augment the quality of teaching and research activities of the program and the school. The Professor of Chinese Studies will further develop the profile of the program, and the school, nationally and internationally by enhancing the standing of research and research training activities, achieving successful research outcomes, and participating prominently in, and initiating, international collaboration in research.

The Professor of Chinese Studies will ensure effective interaction between the program and the school and other parts of the faculty and University, particularly in relation to cooperative research activities. The appointee will identify and act upon opportunities to advance Chinese Studies and obtain national and/or international competitive grants for research activities.

With a flexible attitude and the ability to adapt to any circumstance, you will be able to consult and liaise confidently with senior-level stakeholders. You will have demonstrable experience liaising with government bodies both national and international, ensuring compliance with numerous frameworks and policies. As a strong inclusive leader, you will strive towards excellence at all times and continue to maintain our positive culture and morale. With your natural desire to challenge the status quo, you will be passionate and have high levels of innovation to drive change and process improvement.

The Benefits

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high quality research environment.

Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

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.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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

Position Description


Associate Professor Kevin Foster, Head of School, +61 3 9905 5259

Closing Date

Monday 26 July 2021, 11:55pm AEST

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