Free open Job in Australasia Associate Professor of History (Indigenous histories of Australia and/or Asia Pacific) at La Trobe University

  • Contribute to teaching and research in the highly regarded History program
  • Full time, continuing role based at our Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $135,347 – $148,959 per annum plus 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on big challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Humanities and Social Science is based in the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce. The School is a vibrant academic community of 168 academics comprising the Departments of Archaeology and History, Language and Linguistics, Politics and Philosophy, Creative Arts and English, Social Enquiry, and Communication and Media. Teaching and research occurs across all five campuses of the University.

The Department of Archaeology and History combines two of our strongest areas of research and teaching. The disciplines achieved ratings of 5 and 4 respectively in the 2015 ERA rankings, and our History program ranked 3rd in Victoria and top 10 in Australia in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Our research specialisations cover Indigenous pasts; Australian history from the deep time to the present; people and the environment; European, American and transnational history; and ancient human origins and modern migrations

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian to the position of Associate Professor of History (Level D) to join the dynamic, collegial team of the La Trobe University History Program. We welcome applications from leading scholars in the field of Indigenous Histories in Australia and/or the Asia-Pacific region.  The School is undergoing a program of strategic renewal and this position is an integral part of that process. The successful candidate will help provide leadership to the History Program as well as the School as it charts a new course. They will join a dynamic, collegial team of historians with a well-established international reputation for distinguished, innovative, and engaging scholarship.

This position is part of strategic investment in an area of strength, with the University contemporaneously seeking to appoint a Professor of History

The successful incumbent will be an internationally acknowledged historian. They will provide leadership to the discipline by undertaking major management and planning activities, develop, teach and coordinate subjects and courses that engage and motivate students, conduct and lead high-quality and high-impact research that results in high-quality publications as well as attracting external funding. 

How to Apply

Closing date: 31 August, 2018 (11:55pm AEST)

To apply and to view position description and application requirements, please visit and search for position no. 556819 under current vacancies.