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The Australian National University

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

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

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: Level B: $91,541 - $104,254 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, 3 years fixed term

Position overview

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking to make a 3 year fixed term appointment in biological anthropologist specialising in primatology to contribute to its research and teaching program, commencing in July 2017. We seek to appoint a lecturer with an active commitment to research, who is able to translate that research interest into lively and engaging courses taught at the undergraduate level and above, and to supervise postgraduate research students. That person will be able to demonstrate energy and expertise in teaching, research and publication, at an early-career level.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver existing courses in primate behaviour and ecology, primate conservation and environmental disasters. Experience teaching a primatology field school would also be an advantage. The principal research skill sets sought are those of a behavioural primatologist with field research experience. The appointee will also be required to contribute to the Honours program, supervise graduate students, and undertake a modest, proportionate role in School administration.

The School's principal streams are in Socio-cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Development Studies, and Museum and Heritage Studies. The appointee to this post may need to liaise with colleagues across the School. The School runs a wide range of undergraduate courses including Honours, and postgraduate courses including Master's, all of which are likely to be of particular relevance to the appointee.

Contact: Professor Laurajane Smith Ph: +61 6125 8162 E:

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Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • 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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