Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Medieval or Early Modern Studies

Melbourne, Australia
18 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Multiple positions open
  • Join and help to shape a new research team in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Full-time research appointments, five-year fixed-term or ongoing
  • Based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus

We seek scholars of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement with expertise in medieval and early modern studies broadly conceived, to join and help to develop a new research team within ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry(IRCI).

Successful applicants will join a vibrant research environment and work collegially and collaboratively to build their own research profile of high-quality publications, and contribute to team projects within their areas of specialisation and across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows have a primary focus on research, but some teaching, especially of graduate students, may be part of the role.

The IRCI is a research Institute which promotes collaborative research on religion and critical thought from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, theology, history, and literature. It explores the inter-relationships between philosophy, religion and their cultural contexts, and contributes to contemporary theological, philosophical, social, and political debates. We now seek to add a program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies to established research in Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Philosophy, and Religion and Theology, building on current expertise in this period across theology, philosophy, history, and literature. In addition to these roles, we are also seeking a senior academic leader for the team. The Institute has established research partnerships with leading global universities, and presents a series of research seminars each year at ACU’s Rome Campus. In the recent Excellence in Research Australia 2015 exercise, research in Religion and Religious Studies and Philosophy was ranked ‘above world standard’.

ACU is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU enrols more than 35,000 students across seven campuses—Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, and Strathfield (Sydney). As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to understand ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

Remuneration: Research Fellow salary starts at $96,477 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. Senior Research Fellow starts at $120,882 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. In addition, the roles attract a research allowance.

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Please consult the Position Description and address the selection criteria listed under ‘Qualifications and Capabilities of the Position Holder’. Please also submit a research sample and a CV, including contact details for three professional referees.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 20 June 2018.