Krishna Somers Lecturer in English and Postcolonial Literature

  • Continuous role commencing January 2018
  • School of Arts, Murdoch University
  • ACLEB |  $92K to $109K  plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging opportunities

In order to broaden the focus of the English and Creative Writing Major, the School is now seeking to appoint an endowed Krishna Somers Lecturer in English and Postcolonial Literature who will make a significant contribution to teaching and research, and help implement the School of Arts’ strategy of embedding critical theory in units across the School.

The successful candidate will be required to teach across units offered by the program, develop an active research plan, apply for nationally competitive grants, publish in international refereed journals, and supervise postgraduate students.

The successful candidate should be familiar with postcolonial and diaspora theory, their decisive primary texts as well as with literary theory as a whole. A solid mastery of English literary history is essential, and reasonable proficiency in a language other than English is highly desirable.

Candidates should have a PhD and publications in the field, and will demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills. Recent experience in teaching at undergraduate level is essential and highly desirable at postgraduate level.

Position contact: Professor Jenny de Reuck, Academic Chair, (+61) 8 9360 2110, or or Professor Vijay Mishra (+61) 8 9360 2323 or email

For further information, or to apply, see the Murdoch website here.

Closing date:  22 June 2017 (11:59pm)

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