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The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science (HLSS) is one of six Schools in the Arts, Education and Law Group. It was recently formed from an amalgamation of the School of Languages & Linguistics and the School of Humanities. The new School currently has 75 continuing and fixed- term academic staff located on two campuses, Nathan and Gold Coast. The School will build upon core strengths in humanities, language and the social sciences, and foster new areas of program development and research.

The School has three main teaching fields: humanities (History, Islam-West Relations, Languages, Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Screen Studies, and Security Studies), media (Communications, Journalism and Public Relations), and social sciences (Linguistics, Sociology, Safety Science and Archeology). It offers four on-campus undergraduate programs, five coursework Graduate Certificates, and two Masters programs, as well as two undergraduate and one coursework Masters program through OUA.

The School has significant research strengths in journalism, history, linguistics, creative writing, sociology and more broadly in the study of human society. It is closely aligned with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and is the home of several national and international scholarly journals.

All HLSS programs are underpinned by principles of global citizenship and intercultural communication. Teaching and research at HLSS are committed to Griffith University’s values, particularly those of rigorous standards for scholarship, respect for individual rights, participatory problem-solving and a recognition and valuing of diversity.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The Role: 
This position contributes to teaching and scholarly research in Islam and Society and works with colleagues on teaching and research in related disciplines, including in Social Science, Media and Communications, Government and International Relations, Human Security and/or History. The appointee will be involved in teaching and supervising students in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The role broadly requires training in social and cultural inquiry with expertise in aspects of contemporary and classical Islamic Studies, Cultural Studies and/or Religious Studies in a global context. This may include specialist knowledge of states, religions and societies in the Near East and Middle East, Muslim world, Muslim communities in the West, Islamic culture, classical and contemporary Islamic thought, and Islam and international relations. The appointee will be required to foster collective learning opportunities and promote cross-and inter-disciplinary learning.

The position also contributes to the School’s research program through both individual and collaborative research initiatives and involves the seeking of external (competitive) research grants.

The Person: 
The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and evidence of an established research profile. The appointee will have knowledge of current teaching and learning principles and practices, and the ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including courses on Islam (rituals and doctrines, scripture, history, philosophy, theology and jurisprudence) as well as Muslim states, societies and communities.

The University is committed to achieving gender equality in academic positions and therefore encourages all suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Salary Range: 
Lecturer, Level B: $89,357 – $106,114 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation: $104,548 – $124,154 per annum.

Further Information: 

For position queries, contact Associate Professor Halim Rane at or on +61 (0)7 3735 5160.

For application queries, contact Ms Christine Lethbridge, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999.

All applications must be submitted online. 

Closing date: Monday, 5 September at 5pm AEST.

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