Positions Vacant

Lecturer in American Studies

REFERENCE No. 1669/0715

  • Join a leading academic institution
  • 3 years fixed term remuneration package: $114,000 p.a. (which includes leave loading and 17% super)
  • Teaching and research position

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney currently invites applications for a Lecturer in American Studies.

In this exciting role you will:

  • Teach three US Studies Centre units per year plus six tutorials
  • Develop curriculum individually and as part of a team
  • Make an important contribution to the research strengths of the Centre, including regular publication in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and the pursuit of research grants
  • Coordinate the Centre’s international visiting fellows program
  • Provide academic support to the Centre’s Global Experiential Learning (GEL) programs and undertake international travel for these programs as needed
  • Play a leadership role in the delivery of the Centre’s postgraduate teaching review
  • Develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and with external stakeholders
  • Engage with the media and interested members of the public.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • a PhD in American Studies or related discipline
  • teaching experience at tertiary level in American Studies, including postgraduate teaching
  • ability to teach core introductory units in American Studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • a commitment to teamwork in curriculum development and other areas of academic administration
  • a demonstrated research track record in American Studies
  • the ability to articulate a plausible and ambitious 2-3-year research plan which demonstrates potential for outstanding scholarly achievement in your area of specialisation
  • previous experience in coordinating an international visiting fellows program
  • experience working in a collegial and effective manner with colleagues at department, faculty, and University level, as well as with external stakeholders
  • a demonstrated capacity for engagement in outreach activities on US culture and public life
  • evidence of your ability to participate in collaborative research projects
  • experience with a diverse student body, including local, career change and international students.

Desirable for appointment is your:

  • experience in a multidisciplinary American studies environment
  • familiarity with teaching American Studies outside the US
  • research specialisation in American culture

The successful candidate will hold a three year appointment in the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and be employed by the United States Studies Centre under an individual contract.

The position is a three-year fixed term full-time role, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria.

Remuneration package: $114,023 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $96,344 p.a., leave loading and 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). The successful applicant is also eligible for a performance bonus and salary packaging benefits.

Specific enquiries about the position can be directed to Craig Purcell at craig.purcell@sydney.edu.au.

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Kristy Fairweather at kristy.fairweather@sydney.edu.au.

Closing date

11.30pm, 11 September 2015

How to apply

To apply online please visit the University of Sydney recruitment website.

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