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Lecturers in Demography (x2 positions)

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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, subject to probationary period
Start date: September 2021

Position overview
The School of Demography, the top ranked Demography department in Australia, is seeking to make two continuing, full-time academic appointments in the sub fields of Family Demography and Demographic Methods. The Family Demography position is broadly defined and open in terms of specializations within Family Demography, but expertise in one or more of the following areas is of particular interest: Fertility, Theories of Family Change, and Comparative Family Demography. The Demographic Methods position will suit someone with expertise in population projections and other applied demography skills.

The appointees will have an excellent record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication, and in education. As well as teaching, the appointees will be expected to undertake research relevant to their field of expertise, supervision of PhD students and to work collegially  with other members of the school. These positions are based in Canberra.

The successful applicants should have a background in demography and will be expected to teach 2-3 courses per year. An ability to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and masters’ level is desirable. Applicants should be available to start between September 2021 and January 2022.

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 recognized 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.

Enquires:  Prof Edith Gray, T: 02 6125 1820 E:

The School of Demography (SoD) actively encourages women, applicants of non-binary gender, and applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for this position. SoD is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within SoD, the Research School of Social Sciences and the College, and SoD will support mentoring opportunities.

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 positions.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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