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John Rowe Lectureship in Australian Literary Studies
University of Sydney

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2021
Title John Rowe Lectureship in Australian Literary Studies
University University of Sydney
Darlington, NSW, Australia
Department Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Dec. 20, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Literature - General
    Creative or Technical Writing
  • Full time, continuing position
  • Exciting teaching and research opportunity in the area of Australian Literary Studies
  • Base Salary $110,856 – $131,639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a talented academic to the John Rowe Lectureship in Australian literary studies. The appointee would have a particular remit for connecting the work of Australian literary study to other areas of interest both within the Department of English and across the University. Preference may be given to candidates with research expertise in one or more of the following: environmental writing; the literatures of First Nations people; creative writing.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding teaching and learning outcomes by undertaking independent teaching in area of expertise
  • undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team) within discipline or area of expertise
  • deliver a post-COVID alignment of the work of the University with the needs and aspirations of domestic students, communities, and other stakeholders
  • build connections to broader communities in the country: arts organisations; literary prizes; cultural debate

About you

  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to the discipline
  • deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the discipline and higher education sector
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

Closing date for applications

11:59pm, Monday 20th December 2021

How to apply

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  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Nicole Feain/Paulina Rojas
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    The University of Sydney
    Sydney, NSW


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