Lecturer in Literary Studies Position at Deakin University

Lecturer in Literary Studies
Deakin University

Education & Training
Teaching – Tertiary
$80,666 – $95,789 pa (plus 17% super)
Full Time


The School of Communication and Creative Arts is in an important period of further development building on successful growth in the past five years. The School is seeking to expand teaching in literature, with a specific focus on literature for young people, including children’s literature and young adult fiction, both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. It also seeks to enhance its research and research training activities in literary studies. The School has recently introduced a Children’s Literature major in the Bachelor of Arts that is attracting strong undergraduate enrolments; students also undertake studies in Children’s Literature through Education and Creative Arts degrees. The Children’s Literature team sits as a sub-discipline within Literary Studies, and staff members in the Children’s Literature major teach and research in literary studies more broadly, as well as specialising in literature for young people.

The Lecturer will undertake a full range of teaching and research duties. The appointee will engage in School-based service and develop and maintain professional, industry and community partnerships and engagements to advance the interests of the discipline and the School both nationally and internationally. In the first instance, the appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate units in the Children’s Literature major and in literary studies. This will involve developing innovative course materials and teaching methods across the fields of literature for young people and literary studies.


  • teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including developing curriculum and learning environments and utilising appropriate technology;
  • carrying out research, including scholarly publishing, producing creative works, assisting with the supervision of research students and attracting research funding;
  • engaging with industry, professional bodies and the community to form partnerships and other links; and
  • contributing to the administration and development of the discipline, School and Faculty.


  • A PhD in Media, Communication or another relevant discipline
  • Success in innovative university teaching in Media Studies, including development and delivery of practical learning experiences, conduct of assessment, unit administration, supervision of tutors
  • Capacity to undertake curriculum development including use of innovative pedagogy and work-integrated learning with a focus on student-based learning experiences in Entertainment Studies
  • Success in producing research outcomes, including high-quality publications, productions and other works, including supervising research students at honours, masters and/or doctoral level


Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment. Our staff are committed to genuinely making a difference to thousands of people’s lives by contributing to excellence in their education.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment. We strive to offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as various career and professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all who share a common interest in lifelong learning. Furthermore, our staff enjoy the physical location and natural surrounds of our working environments, which they report as enhancing their job satisfaction.

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