Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 12 Sep 2022

Job no: 0040361
Salary: Professor, Level E, $204,320 p.a (pro rata for part time)
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full-time or part-time (0.6 - 1.0 FTE)
Basis of Employment: Fixed term 3 to 5 years

The Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature is a unique professorship dedicated to leadership in the field of Australian literature.

Housed within the School of Culture and Communication in the Faculty of Arts, the Chair undertakes writing, creative practice, public engagement and leadership.  The Chair will also contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and support research in Australian literature, including grant applications and mentoring where relevant and appropriate.

About You
The Chair will be a distinguished writer of national and international standing, with expertise and significant publications in any of the fields of Australian literary expression, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry.

You will possess

  • A nationally and internationally recognised publication record of distinction and innovation
  • A distinguished career in the field of Australian literature, including a record of success in literary prizes and awards and contributions to festivals and public events
  • A strong commitment and capacity to encourage studies in Australian literature within an interdisciplinary framework at the University
  • A capacity to respond to and develop public interest in Australian literature, promoting understanding and appreciation through contributions to public discourse and the fostering of local, national and international networks and partnership.

Full criteria listed in the attached position description.

About Us
The Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is widely recognised as Australia’s leading centre for the study of the Humanities and Social Sciences, it’s home to the University’s first degree, the Bachelor of Arts, which is one of the most sought-after degrees in Australia, consistently attracting outstanding students from around the country and internationally.

Over its 150-year history, the Faculty has produced leaders in a wide range of fields, including government, business, creative industries and media, community and not-for- profit organisations.

Our Faculty has gender parity across all levels and supports its staff through initiatives such as the Faculty of Arts Conference Childcare Support Scheme, the Faculty’s mentoring program and the Divisional Indigenous Development Plan (DIDP).  

The University of Melbourne
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

With a rich history stretching over 160 years, the University of Melbourne also occupies a special place in the heart of the city. Since its founding, the University has been a public-spirited institution committed to making distinctive contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life in the region and beyond. 

Ranked number 31 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings*, Melbourne competes on an international stage with the best institutions globally and has an international outlook and reach to match. 

Employee Benefits
We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply
Your application submitted should include an expression of interest of no more than 3 pages plus a CV of no more than 5 pages.

Position Description
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