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Research Fellow

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

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time (35 hours per week), Fixed Term contract up to 1 December 2023

About Us

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.

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The Opportunity

We are seeking expressions of interest from early career academics to fill the position of Research Fellow (Academic Level B). 

The Research Fellow will support the College Dean, Professor Helen Sullivan, on the development of a research program on knowledge and expertise in public policy adopting a critical and interpretivist perspective and with a focus on ideas, actors, and practices.

Whilst this is a research-intensive appointment, the Research Fellow will work with Department, School, College, and University colleagues to deliver key strategic outcomes in research and education. The Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to excellence in published research, teaching, and program management, and develop their expertise in these areas.

The position is available as a full-time (with the option of flexibility), fixed term appointment up to 1 December 2023.


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact the Dean, Professor Helen Sullivan: E:  

Increasing the representation of women, First Nations people and academics from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds is a strategic priority for the College. We strongly encourage applications from these groups.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

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How to Apply

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A brief (1-2 A4 pages) cover letter outlining your suitability for the position with reference to the selection criteria (refer to the attached position description).
  • 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 position.

Please note:
The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country.
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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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