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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A 
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Fixed term 2 years

  • Add to your track-record as being an up-and-coming scholar of Malaysian studies by joining our team of scholars in building expertise in Malaysian studies at ANU.
  • Join a focused team in a flexible work environment with an attractive remuneration package.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

The School of Culture, History and Language is one of four Schools within CAP and one of the world’s leading public policy schools, and houses the ANU Malaysia Institute, which was established in 2016 seeking to foster an interest in Malaysia and to act as a key coordination point for Malaysia-related activities across campus. 

CAP is looking to build on its expertise in Malaysian studies, in order to contribute to the already world-leading Southeast Asian studies program and research.

We are looking for a teamwork-oriented scholar who has the ability to contribute to its undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Asian Studies. This could involve teaching into the School’s introductory Asian studies courses, or more in-depth Southeast Asia related contextual courses. The position is not for teaching into the School’s language program, which is predominantly a Bahasa Indonesia program.

The successful applicant will build collaborative programs with institutions in Malaysia, seek various forms of funding, and engage with the ANU and Canberra-based Malaysian Studies community in creating and facilitating events and outreach programs.

The ideal applicant has recently completed a PhD (or recently submitted) and has evidence of building a track record of quality publications with a focus on contemporary issues in Malaysia. The ideal applicant would have a background in gender studies, cultural studies, anthropology, religious studies (particularly contemporary Islam) or history and would be able to discuss debates around the role of contemporary Malaysia. The ideal applicant speaks and reads Malay, but scholars whose primary research does not include Malay-language texts or fieldwork sites will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Ross Tapsell, T: +61 2 6125 3677 E: 

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus.

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

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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