LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES, SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

REFERENCE NO. 2099/1014A

  • Work alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment
  • Make a contribution to the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies’ teaching and research program
  • Full-time continuing, with an attractive remuneration package

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Over the last decade the faculty has developed a strong program of Holocaust Studies, its history, aftermath, memory and representations at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, as part of its strong program in Jewish Studies, and this is your opportunity to develop your skills and expertise alongside internationally renowned scholars in a supportive team environment.

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies (Academic level B/C) in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies. Applicants will be expected to make a contribution to the department’s teaching and research program.

In this role you will:

  • teach and supervise at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and help coordinate and promote the Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust programs in an interdisciplinary environment, working closely with the Department of History, and developing links with other faculty departments
  • undertake research in your area of specialisation and secure grant funding
  • take part in administrative activities in the department and serve on school and faculty committees
  • contribute to professional and community collaborations in the field.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • possess a PhD in Jewish Studies with a preference for Modern Jewish Studies including Holocaust Studies
  • have a proven ability to teach in Jewish Civilisation, thought and culture, including Biblical and Post-Biblical religious thought utilising classical Hebrew texts and preferably also Modern Hebrew
  • be an innovative and creative thinker who can strengthen and expand the program, as well as being able to contribute to the broader Jewish Civilisation program
  • have teaching experience in Holocaust Studies, including Holocaust History and Holocaust Education
  • be self-driven and experienced working well in teams
  • have research potential that is demonstrated by publications and grants.

Highly desirable for appointment is your:

  • ability to contribute to the Museum and Heritage Studies program
  • evidence of community involvement including museum studies
  • experience teaching adult education.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2099/1014A for more information and to apply.

Remuneration package Lecturer: $110K – $131K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B $93K – $111K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Remuneration package Senior Lecturer: $135K – $156K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level C $114K – $132K p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

CLOSING DATE: 11 January 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has 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 also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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