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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor or Professor in Chinese History

Canberra, Australia
Closing date
21 Jul 2019

Classification: Academic (Level B/C/D/E)
Salary package: $98,009 - $150,324 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is delighted to offer an outstanding opportunity to a joint appointment in the study of Chinese History in the School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) and the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW). 

Based in the nation’s capital, the ANU is one of the world’s foremost research universities. The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific – within which CIW operates – has a long-standing reputation for outstanding research expertise and global policy impact, hosting the largest collection of expertise on the Asia Pacific in the English-speaking world. For over 70 years, ANU Sinologists have pioneered new fields in China studies and led the world in understanding Chinese societies. China expertise at ANU is housed in several academic departments across the College and is brought together by the CIW, which reflects the University’s and the Australian government’s commitment to deepening Australia’s understanding of and engagement with China.

The ANU is seeking to make one appointment in Chinese History. The successful candidate will be primarily appointed in School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) and will report to the Director of CHL. The successful candidate will also be automatically be jointly appointed to CIW.

The ANU seeks applications from candidates across career stages. Candidates for Level B appointments must have PhD in hand. More senior appointments have additional requirements as stated in the Position Descriptions linked below. The successful candidate will be an emerging or internationally recognised academic in Chinese History and will bring commitment, new ideas and enthusiasm to the roles.

We seek applications from candidates pursuing innovative and empirically informed research agendas on History. We are open as to methodological approach. Candidates should also be prepared to teach courses in Chinese History in addition to appropriate disciplinary offerings. 

For further information, or for a confidential discussion about the roles, please contact Professor Simon Haberle, Director, School of Culture, History and Language, via email or on +61 2 6125 3373.

Closing date: 21 July 2019

Position description: Academic

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

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria for the level that 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

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