Former prime minister Julia Gillard said she was looking forward to a new challenge as an honorary visiting professor at the University of Adelaide.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Warren Bebbington said Ms Gillard would be able to make a significant contribution.
“The university is delighted Ms Gillard will make a significant contribution to our School of History and Politics,” he said.
“As Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard has unique knowledge and experience to offer any university and we are honoured that she has chosen to return to the University of Adelaide, where she began her tertiary education.
“Through her contribution to seminars and our internship program, she will share her experiences and insights with both current and future students.”
Professor Bebbington said Adelaide politics students had benefited from the contributions of a number of former political leaders, including Liberal foreign minister Alexander Downer, Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja and South Australian premier, Professor John Bannon.
Ms Gillard said she was delighted to be associated with the University of Adelaide, where she studied law and arts from 1979 to 1981.
“I am absolutely delighted to be associated in such a meaningful way with the University of Adelaide and its students and faculty,” she said.
“I have been warmly welcomed, and look forward to becoming a part of the academic endeavours of the School of History and Politics.
“I will also be co-locating my offices as a former prime minister at the University and working there regularly.”[divide]
Source: ABC News