The Australian National University has established a new professorial appointment in Australian Literature as part of its commitment to lead the nation's academic and cultural endeavours. The Professor in Australian Literature will play a national and international leadership role in research and scholarship in Australian literature.
The Professor in Australian Literature is charged with positioning Australian literary studies at the ANU with an international focus. The Professor is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in research, teaching and professional activities in Australian Literature within the college, the wider University and within the community. The position will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, and nationally and internationally. The position will provide leadership in the School, and provide links to other areas with cognate interests across the ANU. Key selection criteria include: a relevant PhD; nationally and internationally recognised scholarly achievement in Australian Literature; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students a strong record of leadership and management in an academic environment including ability to provide strategic