Lecturer in English

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
$95,351 to $113,231 pa + super
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Education and Arts

School of Humanities and Social Science

About Us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why.  We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we're courageous - bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change.  The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities.  Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.

Our Callaghan campus is located on 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and is 12kms from beaches and the heart of Newcastle.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) has a proud tradition of excellent teaching, a strong research profile, a focus on Work Integrated Learning (WIL), students coming to university from low SES backgrounds, Indigenous students, adults returning to study, and excellent students entering university from high school seeking opportunities through higher education.

Is NEW for you?

The School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle (Australia), is appointing a Lecturer in English to contribute to teaching, research and service within the School. Duties will be determined by the relevant expectations for Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation, and Service and Engagement, in line with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) for Academic staff that contributes to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan. 

What will you do?

  • Demonstrate effective research skills, the establishment of a record of outputs/creative works in high-quality refereed journals/outlets, an active role in grant applications and evidence of emerging national recognition in a field of expertise.
  • Demonstrate educational leadership in Teaching and Learning at the course level and contribute to the program. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to contribute to the University and its academic community by assisting the School to deliver a range of administrative functions including course coordination, governance and committee.

 About you

  • PhD in English literature.
  • Demonstrated high-quality contributions to research at a tertiary level, evidenced by publications in scholarly journals and/or creative formats, experience with the preparation and submission of grant proposals, and contribution to research teams.
  • Significant contributions to teaching at a tertiary level in literature with demonstrated experience with the development and delivery of curriculum and course materials for a variety of teaching modes including online and flexible delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience with, and willingness to, undertake course coordination and contribute to introductory subjects.
  • Ability and willingness to supervise Honours and HDR candidates.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What NEW can offer?

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at:


We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $95,351 - $113,231 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

Your Next Steps

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.

Closing Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018