The University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
LECTURER IN ARCHAEOLOGY
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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO. 2382/1114
- Join a highly successful and respected department
- Develop your teaching and research career in an interdisciplinary environment
- Full-time, 3 year fixed term: $110K - $131K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.
The Department of Archaeology invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Lecturer in Archaeology. Applicants will have a background in the Historical Archaeology of Australia and in the field of Heritage Studies. They should have a research specialisation in either historical archaeology including the archaeology of culture contact in the historic period, or in heritage studies, ideally with professional and/or academic background in both fields. Applicants should have the capacity to teach undergraduate units in Australian Historical archaeology and postgraduate units in Heritage Studies with a focus on heritage practice, heritage and communities and critical heritage.
Essential criteria are a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of archaeology or heritage studies; a strong demonstrated interest in and commitment to developing high quality teaching programmes in historical archaeology and heritage studies, including practice-based work skills; the ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate research students; demonstrated expertise in archaeological and/or heritage studies practice; and demonstrated potential or excellence in research in their area of specialty. Also essential are administrative skills relevant to a university department, and the personal qualities needed to work well with a diverse group of colleagues, professional archaeologists and community groups on and off campus.
The position is fixed term for three years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2382/1114 for more information and to apply.
Remuneration package: $110,802 - $131,575 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 – $111,182 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
CLOSING DATE: 30 January 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has 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 also encouraged.
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