Research Editor

Canberra, Australia
16 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $70,078 - $82,651 per annum plus 17% superannuation 
Terms: Part time (17.5 hours per week), Fixed term (24 months)

Position overview

The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), National Centre of Biography (NCB) in the School of History, Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified individual for the part-time and fixed-term position of Research Editor for its Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography (IADB) project.  This project is led by Indigenous scholars who represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country. The successful applicant will have professional and technical skills and experience in researching and editing biography, together with a track record for research in historical writing.

CASS is 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.

Enquiries: Professor Melanie Nolan, T: 02 612 52131 E:

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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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 16 Jan 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Feb 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time