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Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre

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Located at the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus

One year fellowship grant of $100k

About the opportunity 
The Charles Perkins Centre aims to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions by translating the work of the University of Sydney into real-world solutions. The Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre facilitates researchers, writers, experts and lay people with great ideas to address complex issues of health and ecology. Our humanities and social sciences play a central role and we need the creative arts to tell these important stories. The Fellowship will support an established Australian writer to create new work within Australia’s leading interdisciplinary centre for improving health in the modern environment.  
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Australian writer working in a creative genre (including fiction, poetry, performance, creative non-fiction, digital media, screen) who has published a major work, or has had it performed/produced professionally within the past five years.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to promote their new work through a variety of media and public channels in collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Sydney.
The successful Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellow will:

be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
have a major creative work of excellence published/produced or performed since 2014
have received, or been shortlisted for an award of national and/or international significance
be able to commit to the Fellowship as a primary appointment during their tenure and devote a substantial proportion of the year to the Fellowship
be able to work within the Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub for a substantial proportion of the Fellowship
commence a new work on a topic or topics that are inspired by and help communicate and interpret issues related to the work of the Centre. Examples might include issues related to health, well-being, food, ageing, social disadvantage or cultural identity. The residency would include working towards production of a new major work
become a member of the Charles Perkins Centre’s academic community. This would include helping to inspire researchers within the Centre and across the University to think differently about their work and its impact outside of academia, while also raising awareness of the Centre’s work among the general public

You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to apply
About us
The Charles Perkins Centre is a $500 million initiative at the University of Sydney, which brings together many disciplines to develop integrated solutions for easing the burden of obesity and chronic disease in Australia, the rest of the developed world, and increasingly the developing world.
The Research and Education Hub at the University, with regional hubs in Broken Hill and Western Sydney, has created an ecosystem of richly connected, interdisciplinary ‘project nodes’ that form a complex, evolving system of research and educational activities spanning all faculties of the University.
The spirit of the Centre reflects that of our namesake. Charles Perkins was an inspirational Aboriginal man of the Arrente people and alumnus of the University who challenged prevailing views, brought people together across disciplines and divides, and had a major impact on Australian society.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia"s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.  
To express interest in this opportunity please:
Read the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre 2019-2020 guidelines, and then submit in one document:

a completed application in the recruitment system
a statement of background and relevant experience (maximum one page)
a CV which includes a list of recent creative works (maximum two pages)
a 10-page sample (maximum) of creative work, or URL that links directly to your work
a two-page proposed project description including - proposed outcomes, artistic rationale, vision or synopsis, a statement emphasising how the planned activities relate to the CPC mission and a timeline

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Gemma Ashton on 02 9351 7040 or 
The Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship Board will choose the successful candidate. The Board comprises representatives from Australian Literature and Arts administration, the Charles Perkins Centre, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
The Board will assess each expression of interest against the following criteria:
Artistic merit - The Board will assess artistic achievement and vision as described in the expression of interest.
Artistic capacity  - The Board will assess capacity to undertake the Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship and engage with the Centre as described in the expression of interest. Relevance to Charles Perkins Centre mission - The Board will assess the relevance of the proposed creative program to the Charles Perkins Centre mission as described in the expression of interest.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview with the Board. Shortlisted applicants will be advised by the end of July 2019. In consultation with the successful applicant, a public announcement will be made by mid-August 2019 at a time mutually agreeable between the successful applicant and the Charles Perkins Centre.
The Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre has been made possible thanks to the generosity of its inaugural Patron, Judy Harris. Judy is an alumna of the University of Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Psychology and Economics and a Master of Bioethics. She has held Director positions with worldwide advertising agencies. Judy is an advocate for creating roles to engage and effectively communicate social and health issues and convey information that will improve individual and public health.
Closing date for EOIs: 24 June 2019
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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