Job Opportunity: Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in History (pre-1700), University of Sydney (Deadline 17th June 2021)

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in History (pre-1700) from candidates who hold a relevant PhD, an outstanding research profile and demonstrated teaching excellence. The Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in History (pre-1700) will be expected to pursue an active research program, produce high quality publications, participate in the department’s research culture, contribute to teaching at all levels and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required. 

We are seeking an academic who can bring their expertise in areas outside of Western Europe and North America as well as one or more of the following thematic areas – Indigenous history (including comparative Indigenous history); race and cultural identity; mobility and migration; women, gender and sexuality; environment and climate. Interdisciplinary expertise, with versatility and breadth across geographic areas and time periods also forms a key component to this opportunity.

The successful candidate will teach large introductory units of study in History and INGS (International and Global Studies) as well as the opportunity to develop specialised higher-level units and to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students in their fields of speciality. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the curriculum transformation currently underway at the University and to be willing to teach into interdisciplinary units.

The school is seeking applications from scholars who are committed to decolonizing methodologies/approaches and public engagement and outreach, including utilising museum collections.

To be considered for this position please ensure you submit the below documents as part of your application:

– Current CV (including two referees of international standing)

– Supporting statement which addresses the below criteria:

  • a PhD (in hand or near completion) in History or a closely related discipline
  • an active research program with significant potential for publication in highly regarded peer-reviewed international journals and presses
  • demonstrated teaching excellence (including capacity to teach introductory units of study as well as specialised higher-level courses) and ability to supervise Honours students, doctoral and other postgraduate research, in fields of speciality
  • capacity to communicate their research in well-regarded peer-reviewed international publications as well as community outreach and public engagement channels
  • capacity to seek research funding from internal and external sources
  • a collegial approach and ability to contribute to curriculum development and undertake other academic administrative duties

The application form can be found here.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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