Lecturer in Studies in Religion

Brisbane, Australia
11 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics and Ancient History, Studies in Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives, and methodologies. Through our research, teaching and engagement activities, we seek to further and disseminate knowledge about these aspects of humanity. In doing so, we serve our scholarly communities, our students, and our wider societies. We operate to the highest ethical standards in the way our staff, students and other stakeholders relate to each other. We aspire to quality and best practice in all that we do.

The role

The Studies in Religion discipline and the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry seek an appointment in the area of Islamic studies. The successful applicant will be required to teach in undergraduate programs, supervise graduate students, and actively contribute to the research performance of the Studies in Religion discipline. The Studies in Religion discipline at the University of Queensland is a small group of dedicated researchers and lecturers. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to high quality teaching and research, is collaborative, research active, and is prepared to develop the discipline’s engagement with the broader community.

The person

The successful applicant will have a PhD in the field of Studies in Religion, with a primary area of expertise in Islam. We are looking for an individual with a strong grasp of the history of Islamic thought and practice, with demonstrable expertise in the primary sources. They will require a familiarity with other religious and spiritual traditions, as well as the methods and theories underpinning the academic study of religion. The successful applicant will have an active plan for applying for research grants, including a willingness to participate in team applications for internal and external research funding. The candidate will be expected to assist in fostering a lively and dynamic research environment within the School.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $117,931- $140,043 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr. Adam Bowles on +61 7 336 56324 or a.bowles1@uq.edu.au.

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