Professor of History Australian Catholic University, School of Arts (VIC) Australia

Professor of History


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Job No:972639

Campus Location:Melbourne

Functional Unit:School of Arts (VIC)

Work Type:Continuing full time

  • Join a Faculty with an inspiring culture of research and teaching
  • Build on current momentum and position ACU at the forefront of excellence
  • Full time, continuing role based in Melbourne 


Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome. 


As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. 


The Faculty of Education and Arts hosts the National School of Education, the National School of Arts, the LaSalle Academy and three vibrant, multidisciplinary research institutes: the Learning Sciences Institute of Australia, the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, and the Institute for Social Justice. 


The National School of Arts has a rapidly rising profile in the humanities and social sciences. The School has a vibrant research culture, a strong tradition of teaching excellence, and a reputation for producing world-ready graduates who are guided by social justice principles in their approach to life and work. 


As Professor of History you will: 

  • undertake high-quality research and teaching  in a dynamic intellectual environment
  • engage with the wider community on key issues relevant to the discipline
  • provide leadership in research and teaching and  learning to enhance the profile of History at ACU.


The successful applicant will have: 

  • a PhD in Modern History
  • an outstanding track record of research in Modern History with an international reputation achieved through high-quality publications and successful grant applications
  • a record of innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • demonstrated capacity to manage and lead with excellence and to contribute appropriately to strategic planning to further the priorities of the School, Faculty and University. 


The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement. 


How to Apply: 

Obtain the Position Description PD Level E History.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply. 


Total remuneration valued to $208,070 pa, including salary component $176,678pa (Academic Level E), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 


General enquiries can be directed to Professor Michael Ondaatje, Head of the National School of Arts, on (02) 9739 2389 or   


ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged. 


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APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Wednesday 16 August 2017


Advertised: 04 Jul 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 16 Aug 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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