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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow

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

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A / B
Salary package: Academic Level A - $68,307 -$86,646 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
                          Academic Level B - $94,287 -$107,381 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Part Time, 3 days per week, Fixed Term, 3 years

Position overview

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) invites applications for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow (Academic Level A or B) to carry out social science research on Australian Indigenous policy that is of international and disciplinary standard and informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and social action. The successful application will be part of a small team within CAEPR specialising in Urban Indigenous development.

We are seeking someone with high level quantitative and/or qualitative skills, a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed books and journals and policy-focused reports, and a demonstrated capacity to build strong relationships with Indigenous communities and organisations, researchers, and policy makers.  A successful Level B candidate also will have demonstrated success in applying for competitive grants and in carrying out commissioned research. CAEPR is a highly collaborative research environment and we are seeking a colleague with experience in and commitment to collaborative research. We would particularly welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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 57 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 270 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.

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 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Enquiries: Denise Steele T: +61 2 6125 2053 E: or Centre Administrator CAEPR T: +61 2 6125 0587 E:

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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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