Australia National University is seeking to appoint a Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. The ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics (SLLL) was established in 2014, uniting key areas of expertise in literary, language, and cultural studies. SLLL seeks to advance knowledge in these fields through conducting world-leading research, by providing an outstanding education experience for undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, and by engaging with secondary schools, public events such as literature and film festivals, embassies and with other cultural, government and non-government institutions.
In addition to programs in literary studies, gender and cultural studies, linguistics and modern European, Classical and Indigenous Australian languages, the School is home to the Centre for Classical Studies, the Australian National Dictionary Centre, the ARC Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language, and the Institute for Communication in Healthcare.
As a multidisciplinary School we have vibrant and mixed seminar programs which host both national and international speakers. We run numerous events, often in collaboration with ANU’s Humanities Research Centre, which was established in 1972 as a centre for innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship and has hosted many of the world’s leading humanities scholars.
ANU is ranked as the top University in Australia for Humanities and Social Sciences. Literature, Languages and Linguistics were all ranked 4 or 5 (‘above world standard’, or ‘well-above world standard’) in the ERA research assessment exercise.
The Professor of English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is a crucial position in leading and delivering successful research and educational leadership and strategic direction, consistent with the strategic plans of CASS and the ANU. The Professor will be responsible for research and educational leadership, and for shaping the strategic direction of English, consistent with the strategic plans of SLLL, CASS and the ANU.
A full job description and application instructions can be downloaded below.
Applications close 6 October 2019.