Lecturer in German Studies

Adelaide, Australia
06 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Arts is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. The Faculty is steeped in history with its roots beginning over 125 years ago. Its arts degree was the first degree offered at the University in 1876.

Today the Faculty is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership. With outstanding teachers who have won national learning and teaching awards, many graduates have gone on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers. The Faculty offers an interesting workplace of diverse disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences, and serves the needs of approximately 5000 enrolled students.

The School of Humanities is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts and comprises ten Departments, i.e. Art History; Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History; English and Creative Writing; French Studies; German Studies; History; Linguistics; Media; Philosophy; and Spanish Studies. In addition two research centres are affiliated with the School.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in German Studies with a demonstrated expertise in German cultural studies, modern German literature or film or German as a Foreign language. The successful candidate will strengthen the research and teaching profile of the Department of German Studies, contribute to research and teaching initiatives in the Faculty and assist with Honours and postgraduate supervision. You will be required to coordinate a variety of language and culture courses and will be involved in teaching at all levels of undergraduate provision in German Studies. Experience of teaching and convening both German language and culture courses at university level is therefore essential, as is a firm commitment to excellence in teaching. You should have native or near-native competence in both German and English. 

Salary: Level B ($94,135 to $111,788) per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available from 2nd February 2018.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD in German Studies
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching German language and culture at all levels.
  • A proven ability to strengthen the research profile of the discipline.
  • Native or near-native-speaker competence in German and English.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Ms Judith Wilson, Head of German Studies, telephone: +61 8 8313 5642 or email: judith.wilson@adelaide.edu.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, please visit the University of Adelaide job opportunities page via this link: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/listing/

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Closing date: Wednesday 16th August 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.