Gerry Higgins Chair In Irish Studies

at University of Melbourne

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $181,308 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Faculty of Arts is one of the largest faculties at the University of Melbourne, with over 8,000 students and 400 staff. It is home to the Melbourne Bachelor of Arts, the most popular degree in Victoria based on the first preferences of school leavers, and home to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers 16 professionally oriented masters programs and a range of research degrees.

The Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies was established in the Faculty of Arts in 1999 through a generous donation for the purposes of promoting interest and education in Irish Studies, including the influence of the Irish in Australia. This prestigious role established to promote teaching and research in Irish Studies, including, without limitation, arts & culture, literature & theatre studies, medieval studies, music, social and religious studies. In addition to disciplinary specialization, the Faculty encourages applicants with interdisciplinary expertise and a willingness to develop and promote Irish Studies in a local and global framework extending to areas such as colonial and contemporary culture, migration and diasporic studies. It is also a post that requires an active engagement in the activities of Newman College including Melbourne Irish Studies and Gerry Higgins Irish Library.

The appointee is expected to make significant contributions to teaching, research and engagement within the field of Irish Studies. The appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will initiate, perform and supervise research in Irish Studies, as defined above. The application calls for candidates for the position who are at Level E, professorial level but also encourages high-performing Level D applicants.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY via the University website. The University has engaged The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants, to assist in this recruitment. Please email your application including Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria to:

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr Rohan Carr, Director or Ms Emily Witts, Principal, The Insight Group. Tel: +61 3 9654 3288 Email: Email:

Close date: 15 Mar 2017

Position Description and Expectations of a Professor

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