Krishna Somers Lecturer in English and Postcolonial Literature
School of Arts
Continuous role commencing January 2018
ACLEB | $92K to $109K plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
Salary Packaging opportunities
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The School of Arts plays an important role in the academic life and campus culture of Murdoch University, delivering world-class research across a broad range of disciplines and contributing to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in creative arts and media, languages, humanities and social sciences. A number of these courses are taught in offshore mode through long-standing partnerships in Singapore and Dubai, and online through Open Universities Australia. Murdoch is particularly proud of its strong expertise in literary and cultural studies, creative writing, theatre and performance, philosophy and media studies.
The undergraduate English and Creative Writing major is based around an integrated program of study. Students engage with a cosmopolitan range of canonical and non-canonical fiction, drama and poetry from the Anglophone world, from the Renaissance to the present day, learning to hone their capacity for close reading, reflection, commentary and critique. Through creative and professional writing units they also develop the ability to write a diverse range of literary and other genres. Upon completion of the Major, our graduates are skilled in methods of critical analysis and argument, fluent in oral and written expression and confident in their ability to undertake critical and creative work.
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.
For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.
Skills and Experience
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.
This is a great time to join Murdoch. There are a multitude of opportunities and exciting projects that are presented by the State Government Activity Centre on our doorstep. The co-location of the New Fiona Stanley Hospital and the St John of God Hospital provide many synergies for our learning and teaching, research and community engagement.
Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure the required assistance is provided.
Please submit a cover letter, a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) via the Apply Online button below. Applicants must also submit a 5 year research plan demonstrating the elaboration of a post-PhD line of research. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Position contact: Professor Jenny de Reuck, Academic Chair, (+61) 8 9360 2110, or J.DeReuck@murdoch.edu.au or Professor Vijay Mishra (+61) 8 9360 2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We request that international applicants check their eligibility for Australian sponsorship/visa.
Closing date: 26 June 2017 (11:59pm)