Here it is, the job I mentioned earlier:

University of Newcastle

Faculty of Education and Arts

School of Humanities and Social Science

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Vacancy No. 2154

Do you have expertise in biblical criticism, theology, and economic theory, especially in the field of Marxist economics?

The Sacred Economy project concerns economics and religion both in ancient societies (ancient Near East and the Hellenistic era) and the implications for the modern world, especially from the seventeenth century. As the Research Associate for this project you will provide supplementary advice in relation to the Sacred Economy and must have a completed PhD, within the last five years.

The position is available on a part-time (0.4) fixed term basis for a period of 3 years (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016)

Please note:  In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/job-vacancies/. 

It is essential that you address each criterion to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.   

Academic Level: A      $29,209 per annum (part-time rate shown)

plus employer superannuation contribution of 9%.

Applications close:  Wednesday 10 April 2013

FURTHER DETAILS:

Position Description

Please note:  In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed based on the following selection criteria.  It is essential that you address each criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.   

 

POSITION TITLE:

 

Research Associate

ACADEMIC LEVEL: Level A
FACULTY: Faculty of Education and Arts
SCHOOL/UNIT: School  of Education and Arts
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Professor Hugh Craig
PROJECT: The Sacred Economy

Selection Criteria

1. A completed PhD, within the last five years.

2. The expertise needed for the project includes biblical criticism, theology, and economic theory, especially in the field of Marxist economics. The Sacred Economy project concerns economics and religion in both ancient societies (ancient Near East and the Hellenistic era) and the implications for the modern world. The candidate is expected to provide supplementary advice in relation to the Sacred Economy.

3. Expertise and experience in primary research, editing, copy editing, proofing, and indexing.

4. A significant research track record in light of the candidate’s opportunities.

5. An emerging field of research in the candidate’s own right, which is related to the discipline areas of the Sacred Economy project. The candidate is expected to develop this research for the duration of the appointment and publish regularly.

6. Experience in applying for grants, since the candidate is required to apply for grants, both individually and as part of a team, during the appointment.

Desirable:

1. Experience in supervising and guiding postgraduate students.

2. Administrative experience in organising seminars, visits by external scholars, finances, etc.

3. Involvement in the research projects at the University of Newcastle: Religion in Political Life, Religion and Political Thought, and Marxism and Religion. Involvement may take the form of seminar and conference papers, planning for future grants, consultation with members of the research teams.

4. Developing networks of research which the candidate is able to link with those based at the University of Newcastle.

5. Ability to work in biblical Hebrew and Greek.

The Research Academic Classification Standard for Level A Research-only Academic, should be viewed before applying.

Conditions and Benefits

Academic Level A – $29,209 per annum (part-time rate shown) plus employer superannuation contribution of 9%.

The basic contribution for superannuation will be made by the University into Unisuper Accumulation 1.  Contributory superannuation with additional employer contributions is not available with this appointment.

A range of flexible salary packaging options is also available.

Further information on benefits and conditions of employment is available at the following link: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/employment/conditions.html

Women are particularly encouraged to apply as they are under-represented in the School’s academic profile.

 

Further Information

For additional information on the position contact Professor Hugh Craig on 02 4921 5212 or email Hugh.Craig@newcastle.edu.au

 

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