Lecturer in Writing Studies

Sydney, Australia
17 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art and Media 

  • Teaching and research opportunity for a specialist in writing studies
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in writing studies, including textual, digital, visual, social and networked communication
  • Continuing, full time Level B, Step 1, $102K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

About the opportunity

The Department of Writing Studies is based in the School of Literature, Art and Media (SLAM), in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Our academics hold qualifications in a range of disciplinary fields and teach our students to reflect on all aspects of communication.

Writing remains central to communication and, despite our increasing reliance on digital technologies, people are writing more than ever before. As writing implicitly shapes or underscores most visual and aural communicative forms, our interdisciplinary minor draws from a range of fields. We teach students to apply principles of rhetoric, audience analysis, information design, and the analysis of various forms of communication including digital, oral and visual.

As an academic with an understanding of rhetoric, writing and literary studies (reporting to the Chair of the Department), you will contribute to academic teaching in the Writing Studies Minor, research and administration in the Department of Writing Studies. You will also teach students to design effective textual, visual and oral communication and engage them in participatory writing on digital writing platforms.

About you

We are looking for a Lecturer in Writing Studies who possesses:

  • Knowledge of the theories of rhetoric and communication
  • A PhD in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, or Literary Studies
  • Experience teaching academic writing and rhetoric at the tertiary level
  • A strong research track record
  • Excellent team work skills
  • The ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

About us

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 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 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: 11:30pm, 5 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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