University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
LECTURER IN ENGLISH
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SCHOOL OF LETTERS, ART AND MEDIA
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
REFERENCE NO. 1195/0613
- Opportunity for a scholar with expertise in an area of prose fiction in English since 1800
- Help to shape the future of a world-leading department
- Full-time, continuing, remuneration package: $104.6K - $124.2K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top twenty faculties of its kind.
The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as art history, English and linguistics with newer subdisciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as media and communications and museum studies.
The Department of English is the oldest and largest in Australia. In the QS World University rankings of 2013, it was rated the best in Australia and the twelfth best in the world.
In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:
- teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with focus on an area of prose fiction in English since 1800
- make a contribution to the research strengths of the school, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing
- supervise research higher degree students
- participate in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and with external stakeholders
- contribute to academic administration.
Essential for appointment is:
- a PhD in an area of prose fiction in English since 1800. Academic excellence and versatility are more important than expertise in any specific subfield, although applications in Victorian, Australian and/or postcolonial literatures would be particularly welcome
- teaching experience at tertiary level
- fluency in contemporary critical theory and the ability to teach widely across the English curriculum
- an established research profile in the area of prose fiction since 1800 and ambitious future research plans
- expertise in at least one area of prose fiction since 1800
- academic administration skills
- excellent teamwork and communication skills to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
Also desirable for appointment is your:
- expertise in Victorian, Australian and/or postcolonial literatures
- experience with a diverse student body, including local, career change and international students
- evidence of capacity to manage collaborative research projects
- ability to teach creative writing (fiction).
This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and intellectually ambitious department in a world-class university which attracts the very best students from Australia and overseas.
Remuneration package: Lecturer (Academic Level B): $104,644 - $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment/ and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 25 August 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
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