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Lecturer in English and Creative Writing (Ref# 3575)
University of Newcastle, Australia

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2018
Title Lecturer in English and Creative Writing (Ref# 3575)
University University of Newcastle, Australia
Department School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Faculty of Education and Arts
Application Deadline Jul. 20, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • English
    Creative or Technical Writing

About UON

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) has a proud tradition of excellent teaching, a strong research profile, a focus on Work Integrated Learning (WIL), students coming to university from low SES backgrounds, Indigenous students, adults returning to study, and excellent students entering university from high school seeking opportunities through higher education. The School of Humanities and Social Science also boasts a healthy cohort of HDR students (Higher Degree by Research), interdisciplinary fields of knowledge and inquiry, and degree programs distinguished by their innovation in the sector as well as translational research.

About the role

The School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle (Australia), is appointing an ongoing full-time Lecturer in English and Creative Writing to contribute teaching, research and service in the School. Duties will be determined by the relevant expectations for Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation, and Service and Engagement, in line with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) for Academic staff that contributes to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan. The role of Lecturer in English and Creative Writing is to make a significant contribution to this highly successful major, to become strategic in external partnerships for the degree, to contribute new and impactful research in the field, including working across disciplines, and to serve in relevant governance roles.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this role you will possess: – A PhD in English literature and/or Creative Writing – Demonstrated contributions to research at a tertiary level, evidenced by publications in scholarly journals and creative formats, experience with the preparation and submission of grant proposals, and contribution to research teams. – Significant contributions to teaching at a tertiary level in literature and creative writing with demonstrated experience with the development and delivery of curriculum and course materials for a variety of teaching modes including online and flexible delivery. – Demonstrated experience with, and willingness to, undertake course coordination and contribute to introductory subjects. – Ability and willingness to supervise Honours and HDR candidates in creative writing. – Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas of research and teaching strength in the School, discipline and Cluster: creative writing; children’s/young adult literature; contemporary literature; world literature; or early modern literature. – Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to participate in a team environment. – Willingness and ability to contribute to governance, organisational administration including course coordination and initiatives/activities within the University. – Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

Please note: In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found above. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Lecturer (Level B) from $95,351 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

  • The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Owen Jackson
    School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts
    University of Newcastle, Australia
    University Drive
    Callaghan, NSW 2308
  • +61 2 4921 5173


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