Employment: Lecturer in Medieval English Literature/Language, University of Sydney

Deadline: 19 October 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

Opportunity for a scholar with expertise in medieval literature and/or language

  • Help to shape the future of a world-leading department
  • Full-time, fixed-term for 4 years, remuneration package: $110K – $131K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation).

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top twenty faculties of its kind.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by lively synergies between traditional disciplines such as Art History, English and Linguistics and newer formations such as Media and Communications, Film Studies and Museum Studies. The school is home to The Medieval and Early Modern Centre, the Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Celtic Studies.
The Department of English is the oldest and largest in Australia. In the most recent ERA research assessment exercise the ‘Literature’ area delivered the highest score possible (‘5’). In the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014), ‘English’ at the University of Sydney was ranked best in Australia and 19th in the world.
In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

  • teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on Medieval and Old English literature and language
  • make a contribution to the research strengths of the school, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing
  • supervise higher degree research students
  • participate, where appropriate, in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and beyond
  • contribute to academic administration.

Applicants for this position will need to have:

  • a PhD in an area of Medieval literature and/or language
  • ability to teach Old English language and literature, and Middle English literature. Ability to teach Old Norse may also be desirable
  • teaching experience at tertiary level
  • an established research profile and detailed and achievable research plans
  • academic administration skills
  • excellent teamwork and communication skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and intellectually ambitious department in a world-class university which attracts the very best students from Australia and overseas.

Remuneration package: Lecturer (Academic Level B): $110,802 – $131,575 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 – $111,182 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Associate Professor Liam Semler on +61 2 9351 6852 or email liam.semler@sydney.edu.au

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Mr Rodney Waterson on +61 2 8627 1214 or email rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au

To apply see: http://sydney.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=6d9eee4d-8634-95da-8a85-8011d5feea7e&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=949319bc-8898-4f11-ac4b-9db401358504&jobsListKey=a616eb11-1e57-4226-abac-0154f4c15268&persistVariables=CurATC%2CCurBID%2CjobsListKey&lid=22542610008



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