Lecturer In Writing And Literature

at Deakin University

  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Level B $97,398 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Communication and Creative Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Literary Studies to join the Writing and Literature group.

As a Lecturer, you will be expected to contribute to and/or lead teaching across a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Writing and Literature is responsible for the Bachelor of Creative Writing; Bachelor of Arts majors in Creative writing, Literary Studies, Children's Literature, and Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature).

Based at our Waurn Ponds Campus, this full-time role sits within the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

Your key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Contributing to research projects and collaborations, creating new insights and opportunities.
  • Designing and implementing best practice assessment of student learning outcomes, and participating in assessment panels.
  • Demonstrating excellent scholarly learning and teaching at the undergraduate level (including for example in the cloud, and in clinical settings).
  • Supervising or examining honours students, making a contribution to the supervision, management and timely completion of HDR student.
  • Contributing to research collaborations and partnerships which have measurable outcomes.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • PhD in Literary Studies or relevant discipline.
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including curriculum design appropriate to a Level B academic.
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or success in obtaining external research funding.
  • Ability to teach units of study in one or more of the following areas: theories of genre; literature and the environment; Australian literature; and literary theory.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File L Writing and Literature.pdf

Applications for this position close on 20 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin's Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Ann Vickery on scca-operations@deakin.edu.au

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We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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