Kidman Chair in Australian Studies

A unique opportunity now exists for a distinguished scholar to join the University as the inaugural Kidman Chair in Australian Studies. This prestigious appointment is named such in honour of Australian pastoralist, the late Sir Sidney Kidman.

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The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with an outstanding reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering high quality research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Arts is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. The Faculty is steeped in history with its roots beginning over 125 years ago. Its arts degree was the first degree offered at the University in 1876.

Today the Faculty is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership. With outstanding teachers who have won national learning and teaching awards, many graduates have gone on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers. The Faculty offers an interesting workplace of diverse disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences, and serves the needs of approximately 5000 enrolled students.

A unique opportunity now exists for a distinguished scholar to join the University as the inaugural Kidman Chair in Australian Studies. This prestigious appointment is named such in honour of Australian pastoralist, the late Sir Sidney Kidman.

Based in the Faculty of Arts, the Kidman Chair in Australian Studies has been established to make a significant contribution to the study of Australian culture through teaching and research.

The University seeks applications from outstanding discipline experts who have made significant impact in one or more of the fields of Creative Writing, Literature, Media, History, Demography and Migration Studies, Politics and Sociology, Education, Music, Legal studies, Indigenous Studies, and Agri-cultures.

Salary: (Level E) $178,851 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution 17% may apply.

Term of position: This 5-year fixed-term contract is available to commence 1 January 2018.

Job no: 497575
Work type: Fixed term – Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts

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Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A record of academic distinction and significant professional standing within a relevant area, including a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • A demonstrated understanding of teaching and researching Australian culture within a university environment.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching experience within a tertiary environment.
  • Track record of high quality research publications and/or creative works in a relevant area or areas.
  • Evidence of an inspirational leadership style which promotes a culture of high performance engagement and commitment.
  • Proven involvement in undergraduate and/or postgraduate curriculum development and professional leadership within the education sector.

For further information please click position description below to download the Role Statement and Selection Criteria.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Professor Jennie Shaw, Executive Dean, Arts, by Telephone: 08 8313 4163 or Email deanarts@adelaide.edu.au

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Closing date: 12 November 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Source: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/497575/kidman-chair-in-australian-studies

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