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Lecturer in American Studies

United States Studies Centre
Australia (AU)
Level B position: Base Salary: $119,170 + 10.5% superannuation
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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  • Join a leading academic institution

  • Full-time, fixed-term two-year appointment, with the potential to renew

  • Level B position: Base Salary: $119,170 + 10.5% superannuation

About the opportunity

We currently invite applications for a Lecturer in American Studies. A Lecturer (Education-focused) is expected to dedicate the majority of their contribution to education (60% teaching, 20% research, 20% governance, leadership and engagement).

In this exciting role your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to outstanding educational design, delivery, and outcomes within the Centre’s teaching programs

  • apply scholarship and knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practice to inform innovative educational practice in the discipline of American Studies

  • contribute to a positive workplace culture within the Centre and University

  • contribute to educational and administrative activities of the Centre and University

  • engage with the media and undertake outreach activities related to your educational practice.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • a PhD in American Studies, History, or a related discipline

  • teaching experience at tertiary level in American Studies and/or US history

  • demonstrated track record for excellence in education, including recognition of achieving outstanding student outcomes

  • experience with a diverse student body, including local, career change and international students.

  • a commitment to teamwork in curriculum development and other areas of academic administration

  • experience working in a collegial and effective manner with colleagues at department, faculty, and University level, as well as with external stakeholders

  • evidence of your ability to participate in collaborative scholarly projects with demonstrated impact

  • a demonstrated capacity for engagement in outreach activities in American Studies or US history and politics (eg, public talks, debates, and media commentary)

Desirable for appointment is:

  • a scholarly teaching profile in gender, social or environmental history, or in critical ethnic studies

  • experience in a multidisciplinary American studies environment.

The successful candidate will hold a 2-year appointment in the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

About us

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture. The Centre is a national resource, that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia. Our motto is “Analysis of America. Insights for Australia. Solutions for the Alliance".

We recognise the value of diversity and inclusion and strongly support a culture where everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from women, people of all ages and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people with disability, refugees and veterans.

The Centre is open to flexible working arrangements, providing you with a work-life balance and the ability to meet your personal needs.

How to apply

All applications must include a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation and be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 15th September 2022

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