Lecturer in Digital Humanities

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Education and Arts

School of Humanities and Social Science 

About UON

Be part of a university on the move. Building on strong foundations, we are ranked well within the top 250 universities worldwide in the QS and Times Higher Education ranking systems. The strength of UON’s foundations allow us to focus firmly on the future. UON invites you to consider joining our university - where curious and courageous minds collaborate to write the future for our university and the world. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) has a proud tradition of excellent teaching, a strong research profile, a focus on Work Integrated Learning (WIL), students coming to university from low SES backgrounds, Indigenous students, adults returning to study, and excellent students entering university from high school seeking opportunities through higher education.

The School of Humanities and Social Science also boasts a healthy cohort of HDR students (Higher Degree by Research), interdisciplinary fields of knowledge and inquiry, and degree programs distinguished by their innovation in the sector as well as translational research.

About the role

The Lecturer in Digital Humanities contributes to the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan in the interdisciplinary field of the Digital Humanities within the wider Humanities and Social Sciences as a key member of the School providing excellence in Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Service and Engagement. The Lecturer in Digital Humanities combines sound academic research expertise with teaching experience, is expected to be a Course Coordinator, and is gaining recognition for their contribution to research, teaching, and postgraduate supervision, and is contributing to community engagement.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field of the Humanities and Social Sciences combined with demonstrated experience in teaching and/or professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering quality research outputs at a national level, with a capacity to supervise Honours and HDR students in a relevant area.
  • Willingness to seek external research funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and review of courses and programs including the incorporation of contemporary research methods and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Research and/or teaching expertise in at least two of the following areas: digital humanities; digital cultures; social media; screen studies; contemporary media industries; digital interactive media; web-based media.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to participate in a team environment.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to governance, organisational administration (including course coordination) and initiatives/activities within the University.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found above. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Academic Level B - from $95,351 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

Closing Date: Friday 20 July 2018

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