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Job ID: 120556

Lecturer in German Studies
University of Sydney

Date Posted Mar. 4, 2019
Title Lecturer in German Studies
University University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Department Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures
  • Join a highly supportive and diverse team
  • Located at our Camperdown campus
  • Full-time, continuing, Academic Level B remuneration package $123K – $146K p.a. (which includes salary, 17% superannuation and leave loading)

About the opportunity

The Department of Germanic Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in German language and cultures.

This role is a great opportunity for a teacher and scholar with a strong research profile and publications (compatible with the Department’s research programs) and active research grant applications.

The successful applicant will also supervise honours and postgraduate research students in German Studies, contribute to core units in the German Studies major including developing and teaching German language classes at all levels.

There’s also the opportunity to make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in one of the following areas: German Studies, European Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or Translation studies (areas of focus would reflect the applicants’ expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School).

Other work will include coordinating teaching and mentoring at the appropriate level, taking on roles in administration in the Department and School and engaging in outreach activities to promote German studies within the University and in the broader community.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in German Studies who has:

  • a completed PhD in German Studies
  • native or near native competency in German and English
  • a strong record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity
  • demonstrated ability, relative to opportunity, to develop and maintain an active research program including major research grant applications
  • demonstrated experience in designing and teaching German language modules at levels A-C (CEFR)
  • demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative course development, teaching and assessment methods (for example classroom-based e-learning tools and peer-assessment strategies)
  • a clear plan for promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
  • excellent problem-solving, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and to coordinate and mentor, relative to opportunity
  • the ability to assume academic roles in administration and planning in the Department and School.

There are also desirable criteria for appointment.

About us
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world.
The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a Centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 354/0219F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 31 March 2019 (Sydney time)

  • 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

  • Michelle Carlon
    Recruitment Operations
    The University of Sydney
  • +61 2 8627 0646


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