Professor, School of Humanities

The University of Adelaide
August 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:$201,427
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Academic Level E $201,427 per annum plus 17% superannuation with negotiations for loading based on leadership role.

Full time, ongoing position.

Established in 1874, The University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities and has an international reputation for conducting world-leading research across a wide spectrum of areas. Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

The School of Humanities has a strong research culture spanning various disciplinary areas including history, classics, museum and heritage studies, philosophy, literature and film, languages, creative writing, media and communications. The School has approximately 60 staff and revenue in excess of $30 million.

Reporting to the Head of School, you will be a leading member of the School of Humanities available to sit on committees and to take on leadership roles as and when they arise. This is a balanced role spanning teaching and research, which will involve undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision. The position offers a fantastic opportunity to make an important contribution to the education of the next generation, to build collaborative research networks, and to model the highest standards of research excellence and collegiality.

This professorial appointment is targeted to the fields of Global, Environmental , and/or Gender History.

To be successful you will need:

  • To be a dynamic senior academic who has a reputation of academic distinction in at least one of the 3 advertised fields
  • A track record of outstanding scholarly publications
  • Evidence of significant domestic and international research networks
  • Sustained success in winning competitive grant funding
  • Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships with community, industry or other organisations in producing impactful research outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-quality undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision
  • Evidence of a leadership style that promotes capacity for collaboration and supports the mentoring of colleagues
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a updated resume and cover letter addressing your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm AEDT, 6 August 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Professor Amanda Nettelbeck Professor of History, Head of Historical and Classical Studies P: +61 (8) 8313 5621 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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