Position: Freilich Foundation Chair (A209-08AV)

The Australian National University wishes to appoint an outstanding leader to hold the newly established Freilich Foundation Chair.

The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation is an endowment to The Australian National University established in 1999 to promote the study of, and research into, the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and the exploration of how such intolerance can be combated and co-existence promoted by educational and social programs.

The Foundation sits within the interdisciplinary and dynamic Research School of Humanities. The Foundation runs a program of public lectures, seminars and graduate workshops. It runs a summer school for teachers, is involved in teaching, and funds visiting fellowships, bursaries and scholarships. Further information about the foundation can be found at http://www.anu.edu.au/hrc/freilich/

Closing Date 9 January 2009
The Foundation wishes to appoint a senior academic to substantially develop the research component of the Foundation’s work whilst being involved in the current operation and activities of the Foundation. Applications are invited from women and men with a recognised record of achievement in any disciplinary field which addresses the research interests of the Foundation. You will provide leadership for the Foundation, participate and build upon the existing program of activities, participate in graduate teaching and supervision, and develop relationships with relevant units within the ANU and external organisations.
The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

Further information on this position can be obtained at http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=312

Enquiries: Renata Grossi, Freilich Foundation Fellow, T: 02 6125 5527, E: Renata dot Grossi at anu dot edu dot au
Debjani Ganguly, Head HRC, Research School of Humanities, T: 02 6125 9877, E: Debjani dot Ganguly at anu dot edu dot au

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