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The Department of Ancient History in the Faculty of Arts is the largest department in Australasia with teaching and research programs in the areas of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient China, Late Antiquity, Coptic Studies, and Byzantium, focusing on the history, society, languages, religions, and material cultures of these civilizations. Areas of study directly associated with Byzantine Studies include Judaism, Early Christianity, Hellenistic and Roman History, Late Antiquity, Early Medieval History, Archaeology, Latin, Greek, Coptic, Art History, Numismatics, Silk Road Studies, and Heritage Studies. The University’s Ancient Cultures Research Centre is recognised nationally and internationally for its contribution to the study of ancient world history, attracting visiting scholars from overseas and collaborative research projects.
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The Department currently has an opportunity for an Associate Lecturer with scholarly expertise in Byzantine Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research and to teach units in the relevant disciplines within Ancient History at an appropriate level. The applicant will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.
To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:
· A relevant Bachelors (honours) degree or Masters research degree in a relevant discipline and a completed or nearly completed PhD.
· Demonstrated teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching contributions at an appropriate level, including online teaching.
· Knowledge at a high level of one or more relevant ancient language.
· Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research and publications of internationally excellent quality appropriate to Byzantine Studies.
· Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Salary Package: from $66,334 – $89,320 p.a. (Level A), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
Appointment Type: full-time, continuing
Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Ian Plant, Head of Department, Department of Ancient History on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 11.55pm
Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.