Monday, 7 September 2009

Post-Doc Fellowship in Early Christianity: Macquarie university

I have just been alerted about the following Post-doctoral Fellowship available at Macquarie University:

Applications are invited for a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in Early Christianity in its Graeco-Roman context, in the Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University.

The successful appointee will have a doctorate in the field awarded within the last five years, relevant publications, and a research program with a specific proposal for the three-year fellowship.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, the names of three referees and a research proposal that aligns with the department’s research profile, which has a strong interest in documentary material such as papyri, inscriptions, numismatics and archaeology, in addition to literary texts.

Please refer to the department’s website: (

CV and Research Proposal
The CV should include degrees awarded with dates, previous positions, grants and fellowships held, full details of all publications, and other relevant details.

The Research Proposal should be ten pages maximum in length, in 12 font, and must address the following:

- Title: a short descriptive title in plain English (maximum 20 words);

- Project summary: summarise the main aims, significance and expected outcomes in plain English, avoiding jargon and abbreviations (maximum 100 words).

- Research environment: state why you consider the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, to be an appropriate host for your proposed project (maximum half a page).

- Research achievements: outline your research achievements to date, relative to opportunity; do not list publications (which should appear in the CV), but identify, for a non-specialist audience, what makes your research to date interesting and unique (maximum half a page).

- Skills: outline your relevant training, skills including relevant ancient and modern languages, and research experience, and describe how these will contribute to the success of the Project (maximum half A4 page).

- Project Description:

Project aims and background: describe what the project aims to achieve, and outline the background, including information about recent international progress in the field of research and the relationship of this proposal to work in the field generally (maximum one page);

Project significance and innovation: describe how the research is significant and how it addresses an important problem; explain its anticipated outcomes and how they will advance the knowledge-base of the discipline; detail any new methodologies that will be developed in the course of the project;

Approach and timetable: outline and justify the conceptual framework and methodology to be used in the project; provide a proposed timetable of work;
Communication of results: outline your plans for communicating the research results, including scholarly and public dissemination (maximum half a page).

References: list of all references cited in the application (maximum one page).

Instructions for applicants:
All applicants must send their application via email and mail one (1) hard copy to:

Victor Badenko
Faculty Human Resources Manager
Faculty of Arts
Building W6A
Macquarie University, NSW 2109.
Appointment Type: Fixed term (three years), full-time.

Enquiries: Professor Alanna Nobbs, Head of Department Ancient History, on
+61 2 9850 8844 or email

Package: From $78,277 pa, including (Level A Step 6) base salary from $66,145 to $70,953 pa, plus 17% employer’s superannuation.

Applications Close: 4 October 2009.

Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and women (particularly for senior and non-traditional vacancies).

Please note that only those applications submitted via the Macquarie University Online Recruitment System will be accepted.

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