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Lecturer in Film Studies
The University of Sydney

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2019
Title Lecturer in Film Studies
University The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Department Humanities
Application Deadline Nov. 17, 2019
Position Start Date TBC
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Film/Video
  • Join a team of dynamic scholars committed to Film Studies as a central discipline in the humanities
  • Benefit from working in a collegial team environment in a major growth area and contribute to developing new areas of research and teaching within the discipline
  • Continuing, full-time position; remuneration package: $125K – $149K p.a. which includes salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We invite applications for a full-time, continuing position within the Film Studies program. While the area of specialisation is open, candidates whose work examines current trends in Global, Regional, and/or Transnational/transcultural film studies are strongly encouraged to apply. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work engages with historical and theoretical approaches within the discipline and are able to create connections with other University strengths, including Art History, Media and Communications, and English Literature.

This academic position reports to the Chair of Department of Art History and requires an energetic and committed individual to take on academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research responsibilities.

In this exciting lectureship, 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

About you

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • a complete or near complete PhD in the area of Film Studies
  • teaching experience at tertiary level in Film Studies
  • a demonstrated research track record in Film Studies
  • demonstrable knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas: World/global cinema studies, Regional cinema studies, Transnational/transcultural cinema studies
  • 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.

About Us

Film Studies is a cross-faculty program within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, aligning with research and teaching strengths in a wide range of departments, including Art History, English, History, Italian, German, Media and Communications, Gender and Cultural Studies, and Music. The Film Studies program is one of the faculty’s major growth areas and has a vibrant undergraduate curriculum and postgraduate research culture. Our faculty and departmental structure offer the opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour. Housed in the School of Literature, Arts and Media, the Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia and offers a vibrant Film Studies research and teaching program.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 17 November, 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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