Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package: $74,775 - $115,428 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term (up to two years commencing January 2022)
- Join a leading international research institution specializing in strategy and defence
- Be a part of Australia’s #1 university
- Enjoy generous benefits, including 17% superannuation
The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s largest body of scholars dedicated to research and education relating to the use of armed force in its political context. Within the broad field of Strategic Studies, SDSC’s activities are concentrated in three multi-disciplinary clusters: Australian defence and strategic policy; military studies; and Asia-Pacific security. SDSC convenes four major educational programs at undergraduate and graduate level, and includes a vibrant community of PhD scholars. The Centre is one of four departments in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, a world-leading centre for research, education, and policy analysis on international and Asia Pacific politics, security, diplomacy, and strategic affairs. The Bell School is part of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
For more information, visit: http://bellschool.anu.edu.au/about-us/departments-projects-and-centre
SDSC is seeking to make two appointments at either Level A (Postdoctoral Fellow) or Level B (Research Fellow). We are seeking to recruit two promising scholars with active research agendas in topics related to Asian Security (with a focus on East and/or South Asia) and Strategy & Statecraft (strategy, diplomacy or strategic policy).
Asian Security position:
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate (or be near completion of a doctorate) in Political Science, International Relations, Strategic Studies, or another cognate field. Additionally, they should have a track record of original, independent research in Asian security, with a focus on East and/or South Asia. This record will be evidenced by academic peer-reviewed research outputs and by other measures such as awards and participation in research projects. They should also present evidence of ability to teach courses related to Asian security, strategy or international relations. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to conduct research using an Asian language and/or research and fieldwork experience in the Asian region. They will also have teaching experience in Political Science/International Relations/Strategic Studies theory and methods.
Strategy and Statecraft position:
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate (or be near completion of a doctorate) in Political Science, Strategic Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, or another cognate field. Additionally, they should have a track record of original, independent research in one or more of the following areas: strategy broadly-conceived, statecraft, diplomacy, strategic policy. This record will be evidenced by academic peer-reviewed research outputs and by other measures such as awards and participation in research projects. They should also present evidence of ability to teach courses in international security studies or strategic studies (theoretical and empirical). The ideal candidate will have a background or record in inter-disciplinary research and/or teaching, and research experience or expertise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The Postdoctoral / Research Fellows will be actively involved in research within their respective fields, collaborate with other SDSC faculty in the research stream; and teach within the Bachelor of International Security Studies, and Master of Strategic Studies programs. The Postdoctoral / Research Fellows will be mentored by senior faculty, and will report to the Head of SDSC. The Postdoctoral / Research Fellows will have access to research and conference support; opportunities to interact with international networks; and exposure to national academic and policy networks through conferences, seminars and visitors at the ANU.
These positions are located in Canberra with commencement in January 2022, and the successful candidate must be able to commence within a reasonable timeframe after that. While our intention is to open this fully to an international field of applicants, given the unpredictable situation with regard to Covid and border closures, we may need to consider existing Australian work rights at time of final decision-making.
To enquire about these opportunities, please contact Professor Evelyn Goh - Director of Research, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU. E: Evelyn.Goh@anu.edu.au
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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
How to apply
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
- A statement addressing the selection criteria (consult the attached Position Description - please ensure you address the selection criteria of the position 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 (no more than 9,000 words).
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
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.