Lecturer in English Literature

Sydney, Australia
19 Sep 2018
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15 Oct 2018
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Position Description

NYU Sydney is seeking a lecturer to teach the subject 'Reading as a Writer' to undergraduate students during the NYU semester from February 4 - May 17, 2019. The semester is 15 weeks long including a one-week break from March 18-22.

Class meets once a week on Tuesdays 3.30-6.30 pm at our academic centre in The Rocks.

The appointed person will take responsibility for the coordination of the course including preparing the weekly classes as well as setting assignments and grading. Lecturers are paid at competitive casual academic rates aligned with local enterprise agreements. In addition to their teaching duties, they will be paid to attend an induction meeting during the orientation week prior and for periodic meetings and training.

Course Description

In this class students interrogate reading as an activity that is seldom passive or complacent. Students consider modes of reading and the various critical postures we assume whilst reading and explore reader/writer relationships. Writing, as a way to 'make sense' of reading, and what moves us to respond in kind, is integral to this course. Reading as a Writer explores the diaristic impulse, love letters, language, ecologies and the non-human, queer readings, affect, visual and textual collisions, autofiction, paratexts, marginalia, intertexts, subjectivity and the lyric essay, and necromances and erotic potentials with dead authors. The course provides a strong theoretical foundation where creative and critical practice are enmeshed.

Please review the sample syllabus for more details about the course.


Applicants must be based in Sydney, have a Doctorate in English Literature or Creative Writing and experience teaching university students in this field.

About NYU and NYU Sydney

New York University sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university with courses and programs offered at 14 academic centres on six continents. Since opening in 2012, NYU Sydney has run an undergraduate study away program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our lecturers, drawn from local universities, have a strong track record in teaching and research. To learn more about NYU Sydney, visit our website: https://www.nyu.edu/sydney.html

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at http://apply.interfolio.com/54952. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest. 

Applications close 11.59pm Monday October 15 2018.

Please direct any questions to Megan Carrigy, Associate Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney via email: megan.carrigy@nyu.edu