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Job Posting: U. of Queensland, Associate Professor (10/25/2015)

queenslandThe School of Communication and Arts is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Cultural Studies, Film and Television Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations, Creative and Professional Writing, and Drama. It has over 50 academic and research staff and 11 professional staff. Academics in the school are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

English Literature at UQ comprises a major and extended major at the undergraduate level, Honours level study, and MPhil and PhD degrees by research. The major begins with a choice of three gateway courses in the areas of literary traditions, Australian literature, and contemporary fiction. Students then choose from a wide variety of advanced level courses, including courses on early modern literature, gothic fiction, the history of the novel, poetic traditions, Australian literature, literary criticism and critical theory, literary modernism, 21st-century literature, women's writing, and creative non-fiction and life writing. The strength of literary studies at UQ was recently recognised when the discipline was awarded the highest possible ranking in a national research assessment exercise. UQ contributes to some of the most exciting developments in the field including: current debates in Australian literature; the intersections between literature and the history of ideas (especially in the early modern period); life narrative; literary theory; and literature and gender. Literary studies staff have won significant external funding. Australian Research Council projects currently underway include: a study of the intersection of religion and literature in the eighteenth century; a major exploration of the history of emotions in early modern Europe; a ground-breaking study of the history of American editions of Australian books; and an innovative account of the representations and self-representations of asylum-seekers in the context of human rights theory.

The role

The School of Communication and Arts seeks a leader in English Literature scholarship (post-1800) to participate in the development of our research reputation and our teaching program at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, and research higher degree levels.

The position-holder is expected to have and maintain a record of high-quality research, attract research funding and to enhance the research field of English literature standing in the School and internationally.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. They should have a strong desire to further develop a successful and highly-productive research career in English Literature, proven high level teaching skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven mentorship and executive leadership skills, and the capacity to lead and work with multidisciplinary research teams.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level D. The remuneration package will be in the range $128,107 - $141,136 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $149,885 - $165,129 p.a.).

Position Description

(Full description available in PDF at the following link: http://www.seek.com.au/job/29638323?savedSearchID=9187846)


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jason Jacobs at j.jacobs@uq.edu.au.

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Application Closing Date

25 October 2015 11:55pm E Australian Standard Time

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