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John Rowe Lectureship in Australian Literary Studies

The University of Sydney - Department of English

Location: Camperdown - Australia
Salary: AU$110,856 to AU$131,639 or £59,693.52 to £70,884.71 (converted salary*) Base Salary + 17% superannuation
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 20th December 2021
Job Ref: 0086646

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

Closing date for applications

11:59pm, Monday 20th December 2021

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

We hope to conduct interviews mid January 2022.

For any role specific information, please contact Dr. Huw Griffiths at

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas / Nicole Feain, Recruitment Operations at

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