Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in European Enlightenment Studies



School of Languages and Cultures The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 52 academic staff. The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, and the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs. At postgraduate level the School offers a Master of Arts in in Applied Linguistics and two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese).

Staff research and supervise PhD students in linguistics, second language studies, translation and interpreting, studies in culture, and related fields. About This Opportunity The School of Languages and Cultures seeks a Lecturer\Senior Lecturer to engage in undergraduate teaching in the Western Civilisation major, focusing on European Enlightenment texts. The Western Civilisation major is an interdisciplinary sequence of courses developed by academic staff at The University of Queensland.

Taught in small seminars of approximately 10 students, these courses follow a ‘great books’ format and are designed to encourage close reading and critical reflection. As part of the Western Civilisation faculty, you will join an enthusiastic, collaborative teaching team that prioritises student experience and intellectual rigour. Teaching in this major will bring you into contact with some of the brightest and most engaged students that The University of Queensland has to offer.

Proposed courses consider the influence of Enlightenment ideas in literature, philosophy, art, politics and the societies they helped create. They also considers objections that have been raised against some of these ideas and what we think of these objections today Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teaching into the Western Civilisation major Assisting in the teaching of the core units of the Advanced Humanities degree. Advising Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students as required.

Maintaining a program of research, including scholarly publication. Working with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of joint research projects across the School, Faculty, and University where relevant. Fostering the School’s relations with schools, professional bodies and the wider community.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus , renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university. For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use B.

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26 May 2020


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