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[ecrea] Job vacancy: Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney

Thu Sep 18 18:21:15 GMT 2014

The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Lecturer in Film Studies. For more information and to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1564/0714.




REFERENCE NO. 1564/0714

· Join a team of dynamic scholars committed to Film Studies as a central discipline in the humanities

·         Help develop new areas of research and teaching

· Full-time, continuing remuneration package: $110K p.a. (which includes a salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is a formal partner of the Sydney Film Festival.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is an intellectually lively school where pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as Art History, English and Linguistics with newer sub-disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as Film Studies, Media and Communication and Museum Studies.

Film Studies at the University of Sydney is an interdisciplinary program that draws on research and teaching strengths across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in a wide range of departments, including Art History and Film Studies, English, History, Italian, German, Media and Communications and Music.

The Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, founded by the bequest of J. W. Power in 1967, is a leading centre for research and teaching in Art History and Film Studies. It offers a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including European, American, Asian and Australian art and cinema, and has specific expertise in global art histories.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

· teach curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Film Studies

· provide leadership in curriculum development, including online and blended coursework delivery

· contribute to the research strengths of the school, including publishing regularly in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and applying for research grants

· supervise higher degree research students as well as honours and masters dissertation students

· develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field and with external stakeholders

·         contribute to academic administration.

As the successful candidate you will have:

·         a PhD in the area of Film Studies/Film History

·         teaching experience at tertiary level in Film Studies

·         demonstrated research track record in Film Studies

· demonstrable knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas (documentary cinema, early/silent cinema, world/global cinema)

· evidence of capacity for efficiency and responsibility in general academic administrative tasks

· the ability to work in a collegial and effective manner with colleagues within the department and beyond as well as with external partners.

The University of Sydney offers flexible working hours, supportive staff networks and generous superannuation.

Remuneration package: $110,802 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1564/0714 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 30 September 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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