Jobs for Medievalists


The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

Applications are invited for the position of Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). The Director will occupy a professorial position within the Faculty of Arts at UWA.

The Centre is based at UWA, with nodes at The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and The University of Sydney. The Centre has developed a vast range of collaborative links to international institutions in Asia, Continental Europe, the UK and North America and has established partnerships with such arts industries and community groups as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Musica Viva, and the Zest Festival. Besides its wide-ranging research projects, the Centre maintains a nation-wide program of community outreach and education events.

The appointee is expected to be:
• an academic leader, both in the CHE as a whole and in the University;
• a productive and original researcher and research mentor;
• an energetic and collegial director of the Centre’s core activities;
• able to lead the Centre in new research directions;
• able to communicate the value and vitality of the Centre’s research to the public, in the media and
throughout the education system;
• able to undertake research at the highest international level on a history of emotions project, studying
an aspect of Europe 1100-1800, in the disciplines of history, literature, performance studies or music;
• able to oversee management of the whole Centre of Excellence.

Contact: Deputy Director of the Centre for the History of Emotions, Professor Jane Davidson,
Closing date: Monday 24 November 2014.

An attractive and flexibly constructed remuneration package will be negotiated including generous superannuation, leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for the appointee and dependants along with a relocation allowance.

Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

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