NYU Sydney is seeking a lecturer to teach Australian and Pacific literature to undergraduate students during the NYU semester from September-December 2020. The semester is 15 weeks long including a one-week break.
Class meets once a week on Tuesdays 8.45-11.45am at our academic centre in The Rocks.
The appointed person will take responsibility for the coordination of the course including preparing the weekly classes as well as setting assignments and grading. Lecturers are paid at competitive casual academic rates aligned with local enterprise agreements. In addition to their teaching duties, they will be paid to attend an induction meeting during the orientation week prior and for periodic meetings and training.
The course is an introduction to the literatures of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Indigenous, migrant and diasporic writing. In addition to major texts from Australia and New Zealand, we will also encounter a range of works from Singapore, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Some questions we will tackle include: How have the cultural, historical, and economic processes of colonialism, diaspora and migration connected and shaped this diverse region? How have different authors addressed these processes in their literary works? How have issues of race and indigeneity been central to various discourses of nationalism? What is the place of these issues in early and more contemporary postcolonial literary works in English? What particular roles have Australia and New Zealand, as colonial powers in their own right, played in the region? Finally, what can the latest generation of migrant writing from Australia show us about new forms of interconnections across the globalising Asia-Pacific? Students in this course will examine novels, poetry, films and theoretical texts to develop their critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Along the way, they will gain a solid grounding in the concepts of post-colonialism, race, diaspora, indigeneity, nationalism and multiculturalism.
About NYU and NYU Sydney
Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. New York University sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university. Since opening in 2012, NYU Sydney has run an undergraduate study away program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our lecturers, drawn from local universities, have a strong track record in teaching and research. To learn more about our program, please visit NYU Sydney.
Applicants must be based in Sydney, hold a doctorate in literature and experience teaching university students in this field.
Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest outlining their suitability to teach this class.
Please direct any questions to Dr Megan Carrigy, Associate Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney via email: email@example.com
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