Mykola Zerov Fellow in Ukrainian Studies (University of Melbourne)

Deadline: March 27, 2023

As the Mykola Zerov Fellow, you will conduct research relevant to Ukrainian Studies within the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS). In addition, you will produce publications appropriate to your academic discipline on the basis of that research.

This is primarily a research role, however, 10% of your workload will be devoted to teaching that contributes to undergraduate programs and 15% will be devoted to activities that expand knowledge about Ukraine to a broader audience, including specific members of the community in Victoria and Australia-wide. This may include specific projects, such as collaborative research on community-held archival material; public and community lectures and seminars or engagement programs; communications or social media engagements; and a range of other outreach activities that further objectives agreed upon by the Head of School.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting bringing Ukrainian Studies to the mainstream in Australia and New Zealand
  • Addressing the relative dearth of scholarship about Eastern Europe in Australia and expanding the knowledge about Ukrainians in Australia and New Zealand
  • Contributing to the teaching of established subjects within the Faculty of Arts as needed (10% of FTE)
  • Actively participating in research seminars, and national and international conferences

About You
You will be an experienced researcher with excellent written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills in both English and Ukrainian. You will be able to work effectively in research teams and have desirable success in obtaining external grants for research. 

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Ukrainian Studies in the discipline of history, the social or political sciences, or in an adjacent disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. A “Candidate of Sciences” degree may be regarded as the equivalent of a PhD for purposes of this application.
  • The ability to undertake outstanding research, demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed scholarly publications, preferably including publications in English.
  • Willingness to engage with the AUV and the Ukrainian community of Australia and its region.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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