Jury Chair of English Language and Literature

Country: Australia;

City: Adelaide

Vacancy added: 16.08.2019

Employer: The University of Adelaide

Resumes due: 22.09.2019


A prestigious opportunity now exists to join The University of Adelaide as Jury Chair of English Language and Literature.

Founded in 1921 by Mrs Elizabeth Jury and named in honour of Mr George Arthur Jury, the Jury Chair has been held by eminent scholars including Archibald Strong, J I M Stewart, Charles Rischbieth July, Colin Horne, Penny Boumelha and Stephen Muecke.

The Jury Chair provides leadership in academic and research areas within the School of Humanities, particularly within the fields of English Literature, Literary Criticism, and Cross-Disciplinary research which may include, for example, Creative Writing, Indigenous Cultures and Digital Humanities.

Reporting to the Head of School of Humanities, the Jury Chair is a professorial position that contributes to excellence in teaching, ensures high quality student graduates, supervises higher degree research students, and generates research outputs of distinction and leads discipline-based collaborative engagement.

The Jury Chair will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in the School and engage with the broader academic and professional community to promote and enhance the national and international profile of the School and the University.

If you have achieved distinguished research and education excellence in English Language and Literature, and you are driven by inspiring students to become leaders in their field, we look forward to hearing from you.


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs


Your faculty's broader role

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and education. Our campuses have been home to 5 Nobel Prize winners, hundreds of Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, countless political leaders, in Australia and abroad, and we welcome many thousands of students who will become influencers in their chosen careers, countries and communities.

The Faculty of Arts is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership in a diverse range of disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences. It currently serves the needs of around 5000 enrolled students, many graduates going on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers.

Learn more at: arts.adelaide.edu.au


If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria.

Applications close 22 September 2019 at 5:00pm


For further information

Please contact the Head of School to have a confidential discussion regarding this position:

Professor Jennifer Clark

Head, School of Humanities

P: +61 8313 5622

E: j.clark@adelaide.edu.au

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