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First Nations Research Fellow

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

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B 
Salary package: $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing
This is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure and confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage will be required as part of the application.

Position overview

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) in the College of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Level B First Nations Research Fellow to carry out social science research and teach on Australian Indigenous policy that is of high international and disciplinary standard and informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and social action. This Fellowship aims to attract talented, recent Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctoral graduates who will complement the Centre's existing disciplinary mix, which includes anthropology, economics, political science, education, and development studies.

CAEPR is seeking someone with proven quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed books, journals and/or policy-focused reports, and a demonstrated capacity to build strong relationships with First Nations communities and organisations, researchers, and policy makers. The ideal candidate will also be someone with an ability to convene and teach courses in Indigenous policy. In addition, the successful candidate will also have a demonstrated capacity to apply for competitive grants and carry out commissioned research.

ANU aspires to be the university of choice for Indigenous Australians, whether they be students or academics. To fulfil this aspiration, ANU will build a substantial Indigenous research and education community that can generate world-leading and influential Indigenous-led research, which informs policy and practice and contributes to our understanding of the world. As part of this important initiative, the Centre aims to recruit Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Academics who have the potential to become academic leaders in the area of Indigenous policy.

For further information please contact Professor Tony Dreise, Director, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), T: +61 2 6125 2053 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.
  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
  • Applicants may outline any personal circumstances to enable the assessment of their achievements relative to opportunity. Such circumstances may include:

–          Family responsibilities (e.g. child rearing, elder care, illness of a partner/dependent)

–          A temporary or permanent disability

–          Periods of part-time work

–          Relevant cultural expectations or circumstances

–          Absences due to ill-health or injury

–          Other circumstances specified by the applicant.

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

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to work and live in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems