Lecturer in English (equiv. Assistant Professor), School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package:  $101,805 - $115,428 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, fixed year 5 years – anticipated start date January 2022

The School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics seeks to appoint a Lecturer in English to contribute to the strong research profile and successful teaching program in English, and to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in literature and cultural studies across the School, including in Modern European Languages and Classical Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and track record with expertise in any area of English literary studies from the early modern period to the present, and demonstrate a strong capacity to undertake excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching.

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; early modern studies, screen studies and digital humanities; book and reception studies; theatre studies; and creative writing. Our research underpins a vibrant undergraduate teaching program and fosters a thriving community of graduate students.

College overview

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.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

For further information, please contact: Professor Rosalind Smith, Rosalind.smith@anu.edu.au

Application information

In order to apply for this role please upload the following two documents:

  • A statement of no more than three pages addressing the selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of 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.

Closing Date: 11:55 pm AEST, 8 November 2021

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

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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