Professor (English Literature)
Job No: 976442
Campus Location: Melbourne
Functional Unit: Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences
Work Type: Continuing full time
Position is based at the Melbourne campus
Seeking further researchers in the discipline of English Literature
Full time, continuing position (Level E)
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which
welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff
supporting more than 34,000 students across nine campuses – Adelaide,
Ballarat, Brisbane, Blacktown, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield
As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an
understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active
contribution to them.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne is seeking further
researchers (senior, mid and early career) of outstanding achievement in the
discipline of English Literature to join its recently established Institute
for Humanities and Social Sciences in continuing research-only positions
(see explanation note).
See also: https: // www. acu.edu.au/research/our-research-institutes/institute-
Under Director Professor Joy Damousi, the Institute for Humanities and Social
Sciences will support ACU's continued growth and success in the key
disciplines of History, Political Science, Sociology and Literature.
In the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ACU has risen to
the 251-300 band, skipping the 301-350 band entirely and holding its place in
the top 2 per cent of universities in the world. ACU sits in the 201-250 band
for Arts and Humanities. In 2020, ACU also appeared in the CWTS Leiden Ranking
for the first time and was the leading Australian university in the Humanities
and Social Sciences when ranked both by the proportion of papers in the top 5%
most frequently cited (a scientific quality measure) and by the proportion
of papers demonstrating interinstitutional collaborative publication.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in English Literature. Successful candidates
will have a demonstrated record of conducting outstanding research in English
Literature appropriate to the level for which they are applying.
Explanation note: The Level E positions are continuing. Continuing, in the
Australian context, means there is no end date and would normally continue
until such time as the staff member resigns or retires.
How to Apply:
Obtain the Position Description IHSS Level E Literature PD.docx. Applicants
are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position
description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints
and Tips on how to apply.
Total remuneration valued to $220,841 pa, including salary component $187,492
pa (Academic Level E), employer contribution to superannuation and annual
General enquiries can be sent to Professor Peter Holbrook, Institute for
Humanities and Social Sciences at Peter.Holbrook@acu.edu.au.
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Applications close: Tuesday 13 July 2021; 11:55PM AEST
ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment
practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are
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