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The Australian National University

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Term: 5 years fixed term
Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: 

  • Level B: $94,287 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
  • Level C: $113,929 - $127,025 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Position overview

We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated interdisciplinary scholar who is looking to explore new and cutting-edge research directions in critical heritage studies. The successful applicant's expertise would be in the broadly defined field of Heritage Studies. While the applicant should be able to teach in the area of heritage management and practice, they will also be able to develop course offerings that might engage with conceptual issues such as memory, commemoration, intangible heritage, oral/public history etc. that aim to place heritage practices in a critical and analytical context. Applicants might have a disciplinary background in Archaeology, History, Memory Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Planning or other cognate area, but should have an established record or a willingness to engage in an interdisciplinary context. Preference may be given to a person with research interests that bridge theoretical and applied heritage fields of expertise and who can demonstrate an interest in the development of Heritage Studies as an academic area of critical enquiry. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary for appointment at Level B, for appointment at Level C, the applicant should have course development and coordination experience and a recognised and established research agenda and an active record of publication.

The key responsibility of the position would be to teach into the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies and participate in designing and delivering a broad Museum and Heritage Studies curriculum (including heritage management and practice, heritage theory, research methods). The position may also be expected to teach at undergraduate level. The ability to teach online or distance programs would be advantageous. The position will also contribute to the development of the research profile of the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 50 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Contact:  Professor Laurajane Smith Phone: +61 2 6125 8162 Email:  

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria for level of the position you are applying for (Level B or Level C).
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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