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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Women's Writing

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Women's Writing
AOC Women's Writing
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 510295
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job description

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is a large, multi-disciplinary Faculty with a broad academic profile, substantial research achievements and a commitment to public engagement. The Faculty comprises seven Schools, two research Institutes, two museums, a Centre for Policy Futures, and several school-based research centres. It also plays host to the Institute for Modern Languages and the Confucius Institute. The complementary nature of our disciplines attract a diverse cohort of international and domestic students, with 640 research higher degree students, approximately 1,600 students in postgraduate coursework degrees and close to 7,000 undergraduates.

About This Opportunity

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to engage in undergraduate teaching in the Western Civilisation major, focusing on the influence of Women’s Writing.

The Western Civilisation major is an interdisciplinary sequence of courses developed by academic staff at The University of Queensland. Taught in small seminars of approximately 10 students, these courses follow a ‘great books’ format and are designed to encourage close reading and critical reflection. As part of the Western Civilisation faculty, you will join an enthusiastic, collaborative teaching team that prioritises student experience and intellectual rigour. Teaching in this major will bring you into contact with some of the brightest and most engaged students that The University of Queensland has to offer.

Through an examination of key texts (literary, historical, visual, musical), proposed courses consider the influence of women’s writing and how writing by women, for women, and about women is integral to our understanding of Western culture and its future .

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching into the Western Civilisation major, with a focus on Women’s Writing.
  • Assisting in the teaching of the core units of the Advanced Humanities degree.
  • Advising Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students as required.
  • Maintaining a program of research, including scholarly publication.
  • Working with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of joint research projects across the School, Faculty, and University where relevant.
  • Fostering the Faculty’s relations with schools, professional bodies and the wider community.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, for example a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

We welcome applications from individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge in an area of Women’s Writing. The position is open to candidates from any relevant disciplinary background, including philosophy, literary studies, and history.

Successful Level B candidates will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD in an area relevant to the teaching of Women’s Writing.
  • Evidence of undergraduate teaching experience in the required areas of expertise.
  • Academic supervisory skills.
  • An ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

In addition to the essentials for Level B above, Level C candidates must have the following:

  • A developing international profile for research, evidenced by an outstanding record of publication.
  • Experience in academic administration at a disciplinary level.
  • A track record in the production of course materials for courses at a range of undergraduate levels.
  • An emerging track record of applications for external research funds, especially grants and fellowships, and other research project funding.

The position reports directly to the Director of the Program in Western Civilisation and has a functional reporting line to the Head, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry or the School of Communication and Arts.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for five years at Academic Level B/C. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$97,590 - $137,846 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to teach a seminar to members of the academic community prior to their scheduled interview. Further information about the teaching demonstration will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, therefore video interview options will be available.

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Alastair Blanshard at a.blanshard@uq.edu.au

For any questions about the recruitment process please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/510295/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-womens-writing and use the Apply button.

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Interviews Tentatively Scheduled: 29 July 2020

Applications close: 14 June 2020

Job No: 510295

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/510295/lec...
Hard deadline June 14, 2020, 11:59pm +10:00
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Web address for more information http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/510295/lec...
Contact name Professor Alastair Blanshard
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