Lecturer in Literary Cultures
University of Tasmania School of Humanities

Lecturer in Literary Cultures

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Lecturer in Literary Cultures 

  • Contribute to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities in the School of Humanities. 

  • Ongoing position based in Hobart or Launceston 

Your new role  

The School of Humanities is a vibrant community committed to examining and illuminating complex human and nonhuman phenomena from diverse perspectives. The school increasingly undertakes public-facing teaching and research across our disciplines to engage more people and organisations with the Humanities and to achieve positive and lasting cultural and social change for and from Tasmania. The School has a strong and dynamic program in English, with our undergraduate English and Writing major in the Bachelor of Arts offering a distinctive curriculum that increasingly integrates literary studies and creative writing.  

In the role of Lecturer in Literary Cultures, you will have the opportunity to focus on synthesising studies of literary texts and studies of the cultures and industries that produce and sustain literature across our curriculum and research. You will work within a highly collaborative environment with active involvement in team planning, providing student and staff support, and contributing to overall collegial wellbeing.  

The Lecturer in Literary Cultures will contribute to the School’s successful undergraduate teaching program, with a focus on the English and Writing major. You will build on the School’s record of research excellence and impact in literary studies, by developing a program of research in studies of literary cultures and/or industries. You will also contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry, and/or the wider community. 

About the University 

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and trust.  The position is located in the School of Humanities within the College of Arts, Law, and Education.

What you’ll need to succeed 

As an academic in Literary Cultures, you will demonstrate the capability to contribute to building links with creative communities and industries within and beyond the state to benefit our under- and postgraduate students and enhance graduate outcomes. You will have a sound record of building and maintaining effective and productive links to benefit students and/or achieve research outcomes locally and nationally with the discipline, industry, and/or wider community. 

In this role, you will also demonstrate your continuing commitment to research that is achieving national recognition and making innovative contributions to studies of literary culture and/or industry, demonstrated by a record of excellent research outputs, evidence of scholarly impact, and demonstrated capacity to secure external competitive and other funding. 

What’s on offer 

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community.  This is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with excellent benefits. Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $136,519 comprising base salary within the range of $100,508 to $116,683 plus 17% superannuation.  

How to apply 

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your current resume, a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, and responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.  

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Lisa Fletcher – Head of School, Humanities Lisa.Fletcher@utas.edu.au   

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Applications close Sunday 11:55pm 17 October 2021. 

Download File Position Description - Lecturer in Literary Cultures.pdf

Advertised: 17 Sep 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Oct 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

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