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The Australian National University

Lecturer, Heritage Studies

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

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated interdisciplinary scholar who is looking to explore new and cutting-edge research directions in museum studies. The successful applicant's expertise would be in the broadly defined field of Museum Studies. The applicant should be able to teach in the broad area of Museum Studies, but will have experience in exhibition design and development. Applicants might have a disciplinary background in Museum Studies or Archaeology, History, Memory Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, 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 museology and who can demonstrate an interest in the development of Museum Studies as an academic area of critical inquiry. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary for appointment at Level B.

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 courses in exhibition design and development and museum education). 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.

Position overview

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 senior staff 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.

For more information, please contact Professor Laurajane Smith T: +61 2 6125 8162 E:     

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.
  • 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.


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