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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Employer
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$108,804 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation
Closing date
2 Jan 2024
  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and continuing (position to start February 2024)
  • Level B $108,804 - $128,689 or Level C $132,664 - $152,551 + 17% Superannuation  

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) is home to world-leading academics across many domains, with a strong ethic of critical and creative inquiry, balanced by a deep appreciation of the power of practice and professional application.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies within the School of Communication and Creative Arts (School) will be expected to contribute to and/or lead teaching across a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate level, applying knowledge of both critical and creative forms of writing and literature. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will contribute to research activity, including creative practice, working broadly within with the School’s commitment to the University’s strategic goals, and the Faculty of Arts and Education’s research ecology.

As a Lecturer you will:

Education and Employability

  • Maintain deep discipline knowledge which is applied to inform unit design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit curricula and learning resources (including through unit leadership roles)
  • Adopt new innovation in curriculum design at the unit level
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry and/or research practice to teaching
  • Lead unit teaching teams and works collaboratively with other unit teaching teams in the course
  • Contribute to review of units and courses and implement refinements

 Research and Innovation

  • Initiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Ensure impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Support seeking funding for research and creative activities

As a Senior Lecturer you will:

Education and Employability

  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice into unit / course design
  • Lead teaching teams to develop effective unit and course curricula and learning material (including through course leadership roles)
  • Lead the development and/or adoption of new innovation in curriculum design within a course
  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Lead unit and course teaching teams and works collaboratively with other teaching teams in the faculty
  • Lead review of units and courses and implements refinements
  • Apply leading industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • Support diverse learners by designing accessible and inclusive unit and course material and practices

Research and Innovation

  • Lead growing, increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage in and increasingly develops and leads academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s), other sectors and the community, including nationally and increasingly internationally
  • Ensure impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Make significant contribution to seeking funding s for research and creative activities
  • Demonstrate sustained national and building international reputation as emerging world leader, based on significant and growing focused body of work, recognised for quality, excellence and impact

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of teaching, research and/or administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Special Requirements

  • Infrequent travel may be required
  • Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Cassandra Atherton (Acting Head of School and Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning) or Emily Potter (Head of Academic Group, Writing, Literature and Culture and Associate Head of School, Research) via email cassandra.atherton@deakin.edu.au; e.potter@deakin.edu.au

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

Download File PD - Lecturer, Creative Writing Literary Studies (Level B).pdf
Download File PD - Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing Literary Studies (Level C).pdf

Applications for this position close on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

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.

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