[csaa-forum] Chairs in Cultural and Social Research (Professor Level E)

Institute for Culture and Society ICS at uws.edu.au
Wed Apr 4 12:39:50 CST 2012

Chairs in Cultural and Social Research (Professor Level E), Institute for Culture and Society(Ref no: 244/12)
The Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney is a leading research institute investigating transformations in culture and society in the context of contemporary global change. It champions inter-disciplinary, engaged and collaborative research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for a digital age. UWS research in Cultural Studies has received the highest ranking of 5 in Australia's assessment of research quality (the ERA - Excellence in Research for Australia 2010).
The ICS research program is organised around five research themes and two knowledge practice strands. More detailed information of this program can be found on our website, www.uws.edu.au/ics<http://www.uws.edu.au/ic>.
The Institute seeks to recruit two research professors (Academic Level E) to provide leadership in the development of this ambitious research program. The appointees will be outstanding scholars with broad interdisciplinary expertise in cultural and social research. We are especially interested in candidates able to contribute to the development of one or more of the following areas in the context of the Institute's overall research program:
 - The Social Role of Knowledge Practices: Possible areas of focus are the social roles of methods and disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, the proliferation of new kinds of data and modes of data analysis, problems of knowledge translation and mediation, and the 'world-making' role of knowledge practices.
 - Digital Cultural and Social Research: The Institute will promote the uptake and use of digital technologies for cultural and social research, and engage more generally with developments in e-research This work requires a proven track record in the application of digital methods and tools in humanities and/or social science research.
 - Environment, Culture and Society: The Institute's concerns here stress the importance of integrating social and cultural perspectives into the analysis of environmental questions. A questioning of the boundaries between nature and culture, human and non-human, and social and physical is an essential conceptual focus in this work.
 - Cultural Economy Research into the broad cultural sector (including the arts, media, sport and leisure) is a key strength of the ICS. Of key interest here is an engagement with the complex relationship between 'culture' and 'economy' in an interconnected, globalising world. An international perspective, especially in relation to the Asia Pacific region, would be of particular interest.
Remuneration Package: Academic Level E $180,205 p.a. (comprising Salary $152,980 p.a., 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).
Please note that a 5% Salary increase is scheduled from 11 May 2012.
Position Enquiries: Professor Ien Ang, Institute Director, Institute for Culture and Society, phone (02) 9685 9634 or email: i.ang at uws.edu.au<mailto:i.ang at uws.edu.au>
Closing Date: 30 April 2012
How to apply: Please visit the UWS website http://careers.uws.edu.au/Current-Vacancies for full details on this position and how to apply.

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