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REFERENCE NO.: 1511/0912 (more info)

Join a highly successful and respected school

Develop your teaching and research career in an interdisciplinary environment

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

Applications are invited for a lectureship in Cultural Studies in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies. The department has a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture, including at postgraduate level, and a reputation for excellence at all levels of teaching. It offers a dynamic undergraduate curriculum with majors in both Gender Studies and Cultural Studies and a successful postgraduate coursework program in Cultural Studies. Applicants will be expected to have knowledge of the wide range of interdisciplinary approaches used in both Cultural and Gender Studies.

The appointee will be expected to develop and teach a new postgraduate unit in Cultural Policy and to coordinate and teach into the large first year Cultural Studies unit. The appointee will be expected to supervise honours, master’s coursework and postgraduate research dissertation students. In addition, they will be expected to pursue an active research program, participate fully in the department’s research culture and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.

A willingness to engage with and teach a culturally diverse and a very mixed student cohort is vital, and a familiarity with cultural policy issues arising beyond the English-speaking world would be an advantage.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Cultural Studies or a related discipline, demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to contribute to more than one area of the department’s teaching. A strong publication record and clear research potential is essential. Policy experience or research in the areas of cultural economy, cultural institutions or cultural geography will be an advantage. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills and a commitment to teamwork. Experience in the delivery of curriculum, in the supervision of dissertations, and in administration in a humanities and/or social science department is desirable.

Please note: the successful applicant will need to commence employment in Semester 1, 2013.

The position is full time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Remuneration package (Lecturer, Level B): $104,644 to $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 4 November 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.


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