Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity)

Institution Name 
Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
Position Rank 
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Research Only 5-Year fixed term or continuing, depending on experience
Area of Specialty 
Latin Prose or Roman History, Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 6, 2017

Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow (Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity)

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Job No:972834
Campus Location:Melbourne
Functional Unit:Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Work Type:Continuing full time OR 5-year fixed-term
  • Full-time, Research appointment, five-year fixed-term or continuing
  • Based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus

ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry seeks candidates for a position in Latin literature, culture, and ideas in Late Antiquity. Candidates must have a track record of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement and show how they could contribute to the project entitled ‘Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity’ (led by Professor Lewis Ayres), and also develop further research projects. For further information, please see the ‘Position Purpose’ in the Position Description PD Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity.pdf.

Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows have a primary focus on research but some teaching, especially of graduate students, may be required. They will be expected to develop their own research leading to high-quality publications, to participate in collaborative research within the ‘Modes of Knowing’ project and the Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies, and to contribute to the collegial life of the Institute.

Research in Religion and Religious Studies, including Theology, at ACU was rated above world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment conducted by the Australian Research Council.  The 2017 QS Subject Rankings placed ACU 36th in the world in Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies. The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry has built connections with leading scholars and universities internationally, including through hosting regular international ACU Rome Seminars. We look for new appointees to the Institute who have demonstrated the ability to think across traditional disciplinary boundaries in areas such as New Testament and Early Christianity, Philosophy, Theology, Religion, History, and Literature. 

ACU is an inclusive community that welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU enrols more than 35,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield (Sydney). As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to understand ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. 

Remuneration: Research Fellow salary starts at $96,477 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. Senior Research Fellow starts at $120,882 + 17% employer superannuation contribution.

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You will need to consult the Position Description PD Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity.pdf , and address the selection criteria listed under ‘Qualifications and Capabilities of the Position Holder’. Please also submit a research sample, research and teaching statements, and a CV, including contact details for three professional referees. 

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 6 November 2017, with a view to initial interviews either by Skype or at SBL/AAR.

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