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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor (Chinese Politics and Society)

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic (Level B/C/D/E)
Salary package: $98,009 - $150,324 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is delighted to offer two (2) outstanding opportunities to joint appointments in the study of Chinese Politics and Society in the Department of Political and Social Change (PSC) and the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW).  

Based in the nation’s capital, the ANU is one of the world’s foremost research universities. The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific – within which CIW operates – has a long-standing reputation for outstanding research expertise and global policy impact, hosting the largest collection of expertise on the Asia Pacific in the English-speaking world. For over 70 years, ANU Sinologists have pioneered new fields in China studies and led the world in understanding Chinese societies. China expertise at ANU is housed in several academic departments across the College and is brought together by the CIW, which reflects the University’s and the Australian government’s commitment to deepening Australia’s understanding of and engagement with China. PSC itself has been host to the Contemporary China Centre and currently holds the editorship of The China Journal.

The ANU is seeking to make two appointments, one in the Politics of China and one in Contemporary Chinese Society. The successful candidates will be primarily appointed in PSC in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and will report to the Head of PSC. Both successful candidates will also be automatically jointly appointed to CIW.

The ANU seeks applications from candidates across career stages. Candidates for Level B appointments must have PhD in hand. More senior appointments have additional requirements as stated in the Position Descriptions linked below. The successful candidates will be emerging or internationally recognised academics in Chinese Studies in one of the above-mentioned areas and will bring commitment, new ideas and enthusiasm to the roles.

We seek candidates pursuing innovative and empirically informed research agendas on Chinese politics and society. We are open as to methodological approach. Candidates should also be prepared to teach courses in either Chinese politics and society in addition to appropriate disciplinary offerings. 

Please note that the committee plans to conduct interviews on 15, 16 and 26 August.

For further information, or for a confidential discussion about the roles, please contact Professor Michael Wesley, Dean, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific via email or on +61 2 6125 2221

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 for the level that you wish to apply for
  • 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.
  • 1-3 writing samples (these may be in the form of an article or a chapter of a book and can be uploaded with your application. If sending hard copies of books instead, these should be sent to Dr Paul Kenny, 130 Garran Road Acton ACT 2601 and must be received by the application closing date)
  • 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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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