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University of California, San Diego: Lectureship in Literature and Lectureship in History

Lecturer Posting for Literature
University of California, San Diego, Literature

The Department of Literature, within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track lectureships are expected to be available in 2017-18 academic year. All Literature courses will be considered and based on department needs. Ph.D. or MFA or Master’s Degree in related field and outstanding teaching experience are required. The full list of courses offered by the department can be found in the online course catalogue: ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/LIT.html. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Applications close: October 1, 2017
For full information and to apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01366.


Temporary Lecturer 2017-2018 in History
University of California, San Diego, Arts and Humanities

The Department of History within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position(s) in the fields of Africa, Ancient Mediterranean, East Asia, Europe, Jewish Studies, Latin America, Middle East, United States and History of Science. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. Position(s) available during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Applications close: July 7, 2017
For full information and to apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01372.

Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales – Call For Papers

Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales (edited collection)

Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes and Kristin Bovaird-Abbo

We seek papers to round out an exciting collection of essays on the subject of “food and feast in premodern outlaw tales.” Although we are happy to consider abstracts on Middle English outlaws, we are especially interested in work that considers topics related to food and/or feasting in the following areas: pre-Conquest English, medieval Scandinavian, medieval continental, or early modern outlaws in history, literature, and/or culture. We welcome essays from any discipline. Please send an author bio and abstract for a 6,000-8,000 word essay to Melissa Ridley Elmes at MElmes@lindenwood.edu by August 1, 2017.

University of Helsinki: 3 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Digital Humanities – Call For Applications

Three Postdoctoral Researchers in Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts

  • Position 1 Postdoctoral Researcher In Computational Or Computer Science
  • Position 2 Postdoctoral Researcher In Linguistics
  • Position 3 Postdoctoral Researcher In History Or Cultural Heritage

Applications close Sunday, July 9, 2017.

For full information and to apply, please visit:  https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/three-3-postdoctoral-researchers-digital-humanities.

Birmingham City University: Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in International Responses to Shakespeare

Birmingham City University, in partnership with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship, focused on the international collections at the Trust, commencing September 2017.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 9 July.

Interviews follow applications. There is also an Applicant Visit Day on Saturday 24 June.
Apply here: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/research-students/steamhouse-studentships/bcu-projects

For informal enquiries: islam.issa@bcu.ac.uk and paul.edmondson@shakespeare.org.uk

Funding:
£14,553 per year plus UK/EU fees of £4,195.

Project Title: International Responses to Shakespeare in the Collections of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Supervisors:

  • Dr Islam Issa (Birmingham City University)
  • Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson (The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)
  • Professor David Roberts (Birmingham City University)

Project Description:
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s international collections contain papers, books and objects relating to global responses to Shakespeare. The proposed research will mark out the territory of this under-researched part of the collections (a UK Designated Outstanding Collection, also included on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World list), as well as develop a critical and historical approach to its holdings. As its fundamental basis, the project will construct a scholarly, analytical overview of the range of the Trust’s international collections (artistic objects, translations, creative writing, souvenirs, and commemorative items) in addition to the Trust as an archive of international cultural responses (celebrations, special projects, and Shakespeare societies). From this initial, analytical overview, the project will explore cultural responses to Shakespeare within the collection. This might be progressed in one or more of the following ways:

    • by looking at the different kinds of media;
    • by taking a geographical approach;

by taking a chronological approach.

The project will focus on the following objectives:

  • To construct the first scholarly, analytical overview of the Trust’s international collections, thereby helping the Trust to understand more about its international holdings and to develop its future international collecting strategy.
  • To present and explore the varied cultural responses to Shakespeare within the international collections, while also engaging numerous stakeholders (through developing an event at the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry festival, liaising with SBT Trading Ltd to develop a new commercial product, and working towards a public-facing creative project and online exhibition).
  • To create new and vital subject knowledge about Shakespeare’s reach, appropriation and legacy, thus foregrounding cultural and international heritage as key branches of current and future research, while creating new solutions for the societal challenges of diversity and representation in academic research and cultural activity.

Monash University: Lecturer in Literary Studies – Call For Applications

Monash University: Lecturer in Literary Studies

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $92,074 – $109,339 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

We are looking for a candidate with scholarly expertise in Children’s and Young Adult literature, with evidence of successful tertiary teaching experience in this field at undergraduate level. Desirable attributes would include: an ability to supervise creative writing projects in this area at honours and postgraduate levels; expertise in related texts in the field of Victorian literature; and an interest in speculative fiction.

Applications close: Thursday 29 June 2017, 11.55pm AEST

For full information and to apply: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/563200/lecturer-in-literary-studies.

Recasting Reproduction (1500-1800) – Call For Papers

Recasting Reproduction (1500-1800)
London
18 November, 2017

The contested concept of “reproduction” stands at a critical nexus of the conceptualisation of Early Modern artistic thought. The early modern period has been characterised by the development of novel and efficient reproduction technologies, as well as the emergence of global empires, growing interconnectedness through trade, warfare and conquest, and the rise of new markets and cultures of collecting. This ethos of innovation and cultural exchange was, however, contextualised against myriad contemporary ideologies still rooted in the values and legends of narratives of the past. Reproduction stood at the centre of this dichotomy. Set against the context of changing cultural tastes and the increasingly overlapping public and private spheres, ‘reproductions’ were involved within changing viewing practices, artistic pedagogy, acts of homage and collecting.

The idea of reproduction connotes a number of tensions: between authenticity and counterfeit; consumption and production; innovation and imitation; the establishment of archetype and the creation of replica; the conceptual value of the original and the worth of the reproduction as a novel work of art; the display of contextualised knowledge and the de-contextualisation of the prototype. At the same time, production is shaped historically through practices and discourses, and has figured as a key site for analysis in the work of, for example, Walter Benjamin, Richard Wolin, Richard Etlin, Ian Knizek and Yvonne Sheratt. Participants are invited to explore reproduction ‘beyond Benjamin’, investigating both the technical and philosophical implications of reproducing a work of art and seeking, where possible, a local anchoring for the physical and conceptual processes involved.

We welcome proposals for papers that investigate the theme of reproduction from the early modern period (c.1500-1800), including painting, print making, sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, graphic arts and the intersections between them. Papers can explore artistic exchanges across geopolitical, cultural and disciplinary divides and contributions from other disciplines, such as the history of science and conservation, are welcome. Topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

  • The conceptualisation and processes of reproduction and reproduction
  • technologies before and at the advent of ‘the mechanical’;
  • Reproduction in artistic traditions beyond ‘the West’;
  • The slippage between innovation and imitation;
  • Part-reproduction and the changing, manipulation and developments of certain motifs;
  • Problematizing the aura of ‘authenticity’ and the ‘value’ of the original, copies and collecting;
  • Fakes and the de-contextualisation of a work through its reproduction;
  • Reproduction within non-object based study e.g. architecture;
  • Theoretical alternatives and the vocabulary used to describe the process and results of reproduction in contemporary texts.

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words along with a 150 word biography by 6 July, 2017 to kyle.leyden@courtauld.ac.uk and natasha.morris@courtauld.ac.uk.

Organised by Kyle Leyden, Natasha Morris and Angela Benza (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Terra Digita – Call For Papers and Workshops

Terra Digita
Cornell University
November 4-5, 2017

The changing landscape of digital mapping technology continues to open up new frontiers for exploring, manipulating, and presenting medieval maps. From using multi-spectral imaging to resurrect faded charts to building interactive tools to advance mappamundi literacy in the classroom, medievalists are more and more embracing digital tools and approaches to provide depth and access to their scholarship. To further this work, Cornell University is pleased to announce an unorthodox conference: a weekend of papers, workshops and collaboration. We hope to provoke inspiration and collaboration among medievalists working with digital mapping, and to offer a space for scholars to grow their skills. This conference will provide a multi-modular venue, combining traditional paper presentations with platform workshops and poster exhibits. It will also include dedicated spaces for active co-working, supported by Cornell University librarians and Cornell’s Digital CoLab.

Papers and Presentations

We welcome abstracts for traditional 20 minute presentations on digital humanities and medieval mapping. Possible avenues for presentations include (but are not limited to)

  • interrogating the intersections of maps and text challenging our preconceptions about cartography
  • exploring deep mapping
  • opening new pedagogical avenues for utilizing digital humanities and maps
  • questioning the possibilities/pitfalls/motivations of transposing medieval mappaemundi onto modern coordinate systems.

Workshops

In addition to the usual papers and presentations, we also invite proposals to run 75 minute workshops on tools and methods related to digital mapping (Neatline, Carto, ArcGIS, etc.) and data management. If you have skill with a platform or methodology, this is an opportunity to help push the field forward and help to curate the conversation. Your workshop will have the backing of the Cornell University Libraries for technical support, equipment, and space.

Exhibits and Posters

We welcome, as well, submissions for posters and exhibits for a display at Cornell Library’s Maps Collection. We encourage submissions from across the spectrum of medieval digital mapping.

Where to Send

Presentation abstracts of 200-300 words due by July 15 to terradigita@cornell.edu. We also invite workshop proposals containing the proposer’s relevant experience and putative subject via email ASAP (and no later than July 15). Poster proposals for the Map Room Exhibition should consist of a 150 word description of the project and, if possible, a digital draft of the exhibit contribution submitted for consideration by July 15th.

There will be a small registration fee of $10 for students and $25 for faculty to help cover expenses.

University of Vienna: Tenure-Track Position for the field of Arabic-Islamic Philosophy in the Context of Medieval Intellectual and Cultural History – Call For Applications

University of Vienna, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Tenure-Track Position for the field of Arabic-Islamic Philosophy in the Context of Medieval Intellectual and Cultural History

The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent track record in research and teaching in Arabic-Islamic Philosophy in the context of intellectual and cultural history. S/he will also have demonstrable expertise in studying the history of texts. A focus of research on the issue of the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy into Arabic is desired. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the relevant languages of the primary sources, particularly Classical Arabic. Proficiency in ancient Greek and Latin is also essential.

Main research field: Philosophy, Ethics / 6031

Linguistics and literary sciences/ 6020

Special research field: History of Philosophy / 603104

Arabic studies / 602009

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues
  • S/he will be prepared to structure her/his teaching in such a way that the position will establish a nexus between Islamic Theology, Oriental Studies and Philosophy.

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

The application deadline is  30 June, 2017.

For full information and to apply, please visit: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_cFEA6CFEA-C347-4436-AA7B-4C2A5A6707D0_kB02984DE-3845-EBA8-C892-C3F4F9C24092&tid=62526.28.

University of Vienna: Tenure-Track Position for the field of Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy – Call For Applications

University of Vienna, Faculty of Philosophy and Education
Tenure-Track Position for the field of Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Candidates are expected to have profound competence in the field of Medieval Philosophy (including the Latin and the Greek-Byzantine tradition) as well as in Early Modern Philosophy, while their scholarly expertise should lie in the field of Early Modern Philosophy. The ability to teach introductory courses and seminars on Medieval philosophy and on Early Modern Philosophy is essential. The successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate with colleagues in related research areas.

Main research field: Philosophy, Ethics / 6031

Special research field: History of philosophy / 603104

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

The application deadline is  30 June, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_c744FAA26-9D72-BAF2-D28E-E546D981FB90_kC3F132D2-80F9-1E07-BF52-57B2F3D1D485&tid=62524.28

Penrhos College: Head of Music – Call For Applications

Penrhos College Head of Music (Commencing 2018)

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

Penrhos College has an exciting leadership opportunity for someone with a vision for excellence in music and innovation in teaching practices commencing Term 1, 2018. The College has a well-established and leading Music and Performing Arts program. Areas covered in the Music program include Classroom Music, the Instrumental/Vocal Tuition Program and numerous performance ensembles and choirs. Penrhos College is a leader in music education and performance standards.

The Head of Music will lead a large group of peripatetic instrumental and voice tutors in this important area of the School’s Curriculum. The School’s Piano Accompanist, Teacher/Choir Director and Music Administration Coordinator are also members of the Department.

The load distribution for this 1.0 FTE position will be 0.5 FTE for Head of Department and 0.5 FTE Teaching.

Head of Department positions are placed on four (4) year contracts with renewals in successive four (4) year periods, subject to successful performance in the position and other relevant factors.

Heads of Department play key roles in the development and implementation of innovative academic programs and high quality tuition within the College, which aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to achieve their academic potential. This is achieved within a context of providing a high level of professional care and development of staff within their department and to ensure the work environment is positive, fulfilling, and challenging.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and Bachelor of Education or a degree qualification supported by a Post Graduate Diploma of Education.
  • Current Crimtrac Police Clearance.
  • Current TRBWA Membership including a Working with Children card (WWC).
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.

Please address the following selection criteria as a part of your application:

  1. A variety of teaching experiences across all Secondary School year levels within the Music learning area and in fostering progressive educational pedagogies and phase appropriate practices.
  2. An academic record which demonstrates an ability to foster personal best and the opportunity to achieve academic excellence, particularly in ATAR level Year 11/12 Music.
  3. Ability to manage staff and facilitate team work.
  4. Demonstrated excellence in Leadership skills, initiative and drive.
  5. Demonstrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competence and the ability to integrate ICT into the learning environment to provide opportunity for students to develop 21st Century Skills.
  6. An excellent working knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum, WACE Courses and associated pedagogy for delivery of curriculum.
  7. Experience leading and collaborating with staff and students in a K-12 educational environment.

Please refer to the Position Statement for more information: This can be found on the Penrhos College Website’s ‘Careers’ Section.

Alternatively, please contact Human Resources on (08) 9368 9500.

Applications close 4pm Friday 30 June, 2017.

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter and Selection Criteria: Please combine your cover letter and selection criteria document; stating why you are applying for the position and providing your contact details. Selection Criteria please address the seven marked essential criteria and outline your suitability for the role. Selection criteria can be found on the Position Statement (Maximum 4 pages)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications (including WWC and TRBWA registration) and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: The names and details of your most recent line managers and two other work related referees, ideally one of which is a peer and the other a sub ordinate who you have either line managed or mentored.
  4. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au or post to Human Resources Department, 6 Morrison Street COMO WA 6152