Lecturer in English Literary Studies

University of New England, Australia - School of Arts

  • Continuing, full-time position
  • $ 93,336 to $ 110,619 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided 

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique regional university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  UNE is Australia’s leading provider of online education. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. 

The School of Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in English Literary Studies who will teach undergraduate and postgraduate units, supervise honours and higher degree research students, and contribute to the discipline's research profile, areas of teaching, research and administration as appropriate to the level. 

About the role
The appointee will join a team who teach and conduct research in English Literary Studies. He/she will contribute to continuing curriculum development and flexible delivery of units in this area. Core to the role is the application of English Literary Studies expertise to the development, teaching and coordination of units. He/she will have the opportunity to contribute to the supervision of independent student projects, undergraduate/postgraduate coursework research units, Honours, and Higher Degree Research. 

The appointee will be expected to undertake his/her own research related to English Literary Studies. The position is established with a view to enhancing collaboration within the School and/or University’s established research groups and networks. The appointee will actively contribute to the expansion of the discipline’s research capacity in order to further enhance its future ERA profile. The role also includes relevant academic service and administration. 

Skills & Experience
The successful applicant must have a PhD or equivalent higher degree by research, supplemented by an established track record that shows professional achievement and expertise, including current experience, in Literary Studies, and be able to apply this expertise to teaching and curriculum development. In addition applicants must have a demonstrated record in research and publication in one or more specialisations within English Literary Studies, and demonstrated ability to undertake a range of administrative duties and skills in information and communication technologies. 

Additional information
To discuss this role please contact Professor Dugald Williamson:  phone 02 6773 2036 or email artshos@une.edu.au. To find out more about the School of Arts visit http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-arts

About Armidale
Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and attractions all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property. 

To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and/or www.experiencethehighs.com.au/ 

Closing Date:   27 August 2017

Reference No:   217128

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application. 


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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