The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney currently invites applications for an open-rank appointment in American Studies. 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.
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 and beyond the discipline of American Studies
- undertake independent research with the aim of securing grant funding and publishing peer-reviewed work that meets the standards of the Centre and University
- 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.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- a PhD in American Studies or any related discipline (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, Business, Critical Ethnic Studies, English, Education, Economics, Gender Studies, Film Studies, History, Media and Communication, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology)
- teaching experience at tertiary level in American Studies or a cognate discipline
- demonstrated track record for excellence in research and teaching, including recognition of achieving outstanding student outcomes
- an ambitious and achievable three-year research plan
- 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 undertake independent or participate in collaborative scholarly projects with demonstrated impact
- a demonstrated capacity for engagement in outreach activities in American Studies or US history, politics, economics, or culture (e.g., public talks, debates, and media commentary).
Desirable for appointment is:
- a scholarly teaching profile in gender studies, in social, economic, or environmental history, or in critical ethnic studies
- a capacity to collaborate and teach across faculties, including with Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Law, or Engineering
- experience in a multidisciplinary American studies environment.
Please indicate in your application materials whether you would like to be considered for appointment as Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C). The successful candidate will hold an ongoing appointment in the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Remuneration package: Base salary of 120k to 150k + 17% superannuation based on candidate’s experience.