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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in China's Political Economy

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

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: $103,841–$124,685 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

  • Join Australia’s leading centre, and globally recognised hub, for research and training on China and the Chinese world
  • Be a part of Australia’s #1 university
  • Enjoy generous benefits, including 17% superannuation

About 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 Chinese studies and led the world in understanding Chinese societies. China expertise at ANU is housed in several academic departments across the College and elsewhere in the University, 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.

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The ANU College of Asia & 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 College hosts the largest number of regional experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia's intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.

The Opportunity

CIW is seeking to appoint an academic at either Level B (Lecturer) or Level C (Senior Lecturer). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research that deepens our understanding of the Chinese world, with a focus on China’s political economy.

The Level B (Lecturer) or Level C (Senior Lecturer) will be a member of CIW, which is the hub for Chinese Studies across the ANU campus. They will also have a formal attachment to one of the University’s Colleges, appropriate for their discipline and research expertise. 

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate, or be close to completion of a PhD, in a relevant field. Applicants should have a track record of fieldwork and the ability to undertake research using Mandarin Chinese, where these qualities are relevant to the area of research. This record will be evidenced by internationally-competitive peer-reviewed research outputs and by other measures such as demonstrated impact, awards and participation in research projects.

This position is a 5-year fixed-term appointment.

For further information, or a confidential discussion about the roles, please contact CIW Director Ben Hillman via email 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

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.
  • A sample of academic writing (this may be in the form of an article or a chapter of a book). No more than 9,000 words.

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

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