Lecturer in Gender Studies

Sydney, Australia
12 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

  • Join a highly successful School and Department
  • Fixed-term for four years Level B
  • Work in a collaborative and supportive environment

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for a four-year fixed term position at the level of Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies. The Department is seeking an applicant with an outstanding research profile in Gender Studies able to teach into and enhance the current major in Gender Studies. The appointee will be expected to teach large undergraduate units of study in areas such as Intimacy, Love and Friendship and Sex, Violence and Transgression as well as smaller and more specialized units. The appointee will also be expected to participate in the curriculum transformation currently underway at the University and to be willing to teach into interdisciplinary units as well as to supervise honours and masters students on a range of topics of departmental interest and need. In addition, the appointee will be expected to pursue an active research program, participate fully in the department’s research culture and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) to replace someone who has a Future Fellowship. The appointee will be expected to

  • teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level to culturally-diverse student cohorts
  • teach into the existing program and participate in curriculum development
  • make a contribution to the research strengths of the department, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing and presentation and dissemination of research at academic conferences
  • supervise  honours and masters students
  • contribute to academic administration.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Gender Studies with:

  • a PhD in Gender Studies or a related field
  • evidence of high quality teaching capacity at undergraduate or postgraduate level in both large and small units.
  • capacity to  supervise honours and masters students
  • capacity to contribute to course and program development
  • capacity to teach in a range of  areas including gender and diversity
  • an active research program with significant potential for future publication
  • evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach.

About us

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of six schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department has a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture and a reputation for excellence at all levels of teaching. It offers a dynamic undergraduate curriculum with majors in both Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, 10 November 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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