Postdoctoral Fellow, Central Asian Studies

Canberra, Australia
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

Position overview

The Centre is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow who will contribute to the research profile, public policy and outreach activities in the area of Central Asia Studies at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia). The postdoc will also help with the teaching program of the institution, particularly at undergraduate and/or graduate coursework level and will carry out activities to develop his/her scholarly, research and/or professional expertise relevant to Central Asia Studies, including the submission of research grant applications in collaboration with senior colleagues at the Centre.

The position is located within the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia), which is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching Centre in the area studies in Australia.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of senior colleagues specialising in Central Asia, and in collaboration with other members of staff at the Centre.  The overall aim of the appointment is to bolster the field of Central Asia Studies and contribute to the active research culture, social impact and pedagogy in this fast-growing area at the Centre.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one 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 recognised 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 three 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.

For further information please contact Ms Janja Peric, Senior Centre Administrator, E:

Closing date: 1 April 2020

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow (Central Asian Studies).pdf

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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.
  • A covering letter outlining a three to five-year research plan with intended publications, and a teaching profile including an offer of two new proposed courses to complement the Centre's teaching portfolio.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not provide the covering letter or address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.