Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language

Canberra, Australia
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $98,009 - $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position Overview

The School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) seeks to appoint a Lecturer, Tok Pisin Language to contribute to the Tok Pisin language program, which is a new, but a rapidly-growing language program, at the ANU. The program offers four Tok Pisin language courses, which constitute a minor.

CHL is a community of researchers dedicated to investigating and learning with and about the people, languages, and lands of Asia and the Pacific.

We are proud that the study, teaching and valuing of Asian and Pacific languages at the School is unrivalled in Australia. Excellence in language education is a core value of our scholarly enterprise. This excellence underpins the cultural knowledge and expertise of our scholars.

Our language instructors keep us at the forefront of language learning and research. The Tok Pisin program also supports the broader education goals of CHL and CAP colleagues who deliver courses and conduct research in the field of transdisciplinary Pacific Studies

The successful candidate will possess a deep commitment to language teaching, community outreach and program building to enhance the Tok Pisin language program.

We seek a scholar and educator who will bring expertise and intellectual distinction to our research and education profile, and have an active research and publication agenda in an area relevant to the position.

The appointee will contribute to the School’s teaching programs in Tok Pisin Language and in their area of specialisation at all levels (Undergraduate, Honours, MA and PhD), and will recruit and supervise Honours, MA and PhD students.

An interest in learning technologies and developing online materials is considered an asset.

The appointee may be expected to take on the role of Convener of Tok Pisin Language and should be active in professional service within Language teaching, Pacific Studies and the ANU more broadly, and both nationally and internationally in their relevant disciplines, as well as in the community.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Professor Katerina Teaiwa, via E: Katerina.Teaiwa@anu.edu.au

Closing date: 2 June 2019

Position description: Lecturer

College Overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The College has a unique transdisciplinary and interregional mandate, and CHL exemplifies this special perspective on academic excellence. Our research is organised around themes of Culture, History, Language, and Environment across the disciplines of Anthropology; Archaeology and Natural History; Gender, Media and Cultural Studies; Languages; Linguistics; and History.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.

For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

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