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Lecturer (Indonesian)

Lecturer (Indonesian)

  • 552360
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing at: Oct 2 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $107,475 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term:  1 x Full time, Continuing and 1 x full time, fixed term (up to 3 years)

  • Be part of ANU’s world-leading Indonesian studies research and teaching programs.
  • Opportunity to join the most diverse and extensive Asian language program in Australia.
  • Help drive a resurgence in Indonesian language learning in the ACT and Australia.
  • Work in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep.

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. Follow the College of Asia and the Pacific on social media: LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

The School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) is the focus of research and teaching in Asian and Pacific humanities, social sciences and languages and seeks to build excellence in understanding and capability in engaging with the Asia and Pacific region. CHL’s Asian language offerings are the most diverse and extensive in the country, offering Indonesian, Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Tetum, Mongolian, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. CHL’s Indonesian language program offers a full four-year Major for undergraduate students, and regularly enables in-country offerings via ACICIS and CAP’s Year in Asia program.

The Opportunity

We are seeking Lecturers with relevant experience to help lead teaching and research in the ANU’s Indonesian language and studies program. The position involves the important work of convening and teaching Indonesian language courses in-person, on ANU campus in Canberra. A key aspect of the role is to help drive innovation and outreach in Indonesian language and studies teaching and research, building on our existing cohort of Indonesia-interested students and communities at the ANU and Australia. The position will report to the Deputy Director, Languages within the School of Culture, History and Language, and work closely with other scholars in the Asian language and studies teaching and research programs.

In this role you will convene and teach courses (varying from first year to fourth year level) in Indonesian language, applying your relevant skills and experience to build on and enhance the teaching quality and innovation of ANU’s existing Indonesian and Asian language programs. You will also conduct research on an area of theoretical and practical significance on Indonesia which contributes broadly to knowledge on Indonesian humanities, social sciences and/or languages globally.

About the position

The successful candidates will be anticipated to commence in the position in early 2024 and will begin teaching into the Indonesian language program in semester 1, 2024. As the Indonesian language courses are taught in-person on ANU campus, the successful candidates would be required to be based in Canberra by early 2024.

All academic staff within the College are expected to undertake work in three areas of academic activity - education, research and service (including outreach). The allocation of time to each area will reflect relative opportunities within School and/or program as well as individual appointment situations. 

A relevant postgraduate qualification (ideally, a completed PhD) in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on Indonesia, including the use of Indonesian language sources.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a completed PhD in Indonesian studies (broadly defined). You will be fully proficient in Bahasa Indonesia in order to teach at a later year level to undergraduate and postgraduate students and have conducted research or work in Indonesia, utilising your Indonesian language skills at a practical level.

To excel in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in teaching Indonesian at a tertiary institution, and have meaningfully contributed to the development of Indonesian language and studies, such as interacting with relevant (local or global) Indonesian languages and studies communities and organisations.

Candidates are expected to have a research background that broadly aligns with the School’s research programs and initiatives. For more information about the School and our program, please visit -

To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Ross Tapsell , Indonesian Studies Program Convenor in the School of Culture, History and Language,– T: +61 2 6125 3677, E:

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Increasing the representation of women, First Nations people and persons from diverse gender, ability, cultural and linguistic backgrounds is a strategic priority for the College of Asia and the Pacific. 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  

ANU is a large, diverse employer. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

How to Apply

Please clearly state which position you are applying for.  If you would like to be considered for both continuing and fixed term, please state that in your cover letter.

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

  • Statements addressing the selection criteria (maximum 3 pages, addressing each selection criteria with separate headings).
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) of a maximum 4 pages 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, including (for example) but not limited to: PhD Examiner reports, details of any awards, SELTS scores and any other relevant student feedback.

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. 


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