The School of Languages and Linguistics teaches a broad suite of undergraduate and graduate courses, maintains a vigorous research higher degree culture, and has an internationally-recognised research profile. The School houses the Research Unit for Indigenous Language, Language Testing Research Centre and a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.
The appointee will be provided with the opportunity and mentorship to build their own research profile in the School of Languages and Linguistics through the successful and productive development of an original research project in any area of Italian Studies broadly defined, including, but not limited to, literature, linguistics, history, political studies, anthropology, and art history. In addition to publishing his or her own research in their chosen field, the Fellow will be expected to assist in the research initiatives of the Italian Studies discipline in the School of Languages and Linguistics and will be encouraged to collaborate in publications and other activities and be involved fully in the life of the Italian Studies Discipline. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant seminars and engage in public outreach, including fostering of engagement activities with local partners. There is an expectation that the postdoctoral fellow will commit to a teaching workload of up to 25%, in Italian Studies, European Studies or Italian language and culture at an undergraduate and / or Honours level.