Professor of English (School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics)

Classification: Academic Level E 
Salary package: $176,614 - $187,079 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Continuing

The English program, housed in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, is a dynamic area with expertise ranging across British, Irish, American and Australian literature; literary history and theory; screen studies and digital humanities; theatre studies; and creative writing. Our research underpins a vibrant undergraduate teaching program and fosters a thriving community of graduate students.

Position overview

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and educator with expertise in any area of literary studies from the post-medieval period to the present. The position will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, as well as nationally and internationally. The position represents a unique opportunity to contribute to and enhance an ambitious, future-focused program within a vibrant university with a strong international ranking.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact: Dr Kate Mitchell

T: +61 2 6125 9517


Closing date: 06 October 2019

Position description: Professor of English Academic Level E PD

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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