Senior Fellow/Associate Professor in the Practice, Various Fields Related to National Security

Canberra, Australia
13 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Classification: Academic level C or D

Salary package: 

  • Academic Level C - $122,240 - $135,866 plus 17% superannuation
  • Academic Level D - $146,080 - $159,582 plus 17% superannuation

Term: Several positions; Full or part time - Fixed Term up to 30 June 2025

  • Be part of a unique initiative between the Australian Government and the Australian National University (ANU)
  • Fantastic opportunity to join Australia’s #1 university
  • Educate the next generation of leading professionals in National Security

About Us

The National Security College (NSC) is a joint venture between the ANU and the Australian Government and sits within Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific. The NSC conducts programs relating to national security policy including executive and professional development courses, policy engagement, postgraduate education and research.

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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. CAP 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 Opportunities

The NSC is seeking to engage a small number of Academics of Practice at either Level C (Senior Fellow) or Level D (Associate Professor).

Academics of Practice promote the integration of academic scholarship with practical experience. We are seeking applications from distinguished professionals with non-traditional academic backgrounds to fill these roles on either a full or part time basis.

Academics of Practice teach courses, advise students, and collaborate in areas directly related to their expertise and experience, providing colleges and students with an understanding of the practical applications of a particular field of study.

These are highly selective appointments available to those who have successfully demonstrated high level specialist expertise in national security and government or business and have a knowledge base that matches in breadth and depth the academic expectations of the University.

Our Ideal Candidates

Our ideal candidates will bring extensive experience and distinctive knowledge and skills that otherwise would not be available to the NSC, in topics such as  Australia’s national security interests, structures, laws and processes; resilience and preparedness; cyber security and critical technologies; geo-economics; critical infrastructure; Indo-Pacific security;  intelligence; climate, environment and security; gender and security; health and security; migration, social cohesion and security; and counter-terrorism in an Australian context.


To enquire about these opportunities, please contact the Deputy Head of College, Caroline van Heuzen – T: 02 6125 6486 or email:

Position Description: Download FileNSC ITPO Level C and D - APPROVED (Clean) (1).pdf

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

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

How to Apply

To apply for these roles please provide the following information:

  • a completed application form (available online)
  • a written statement addressing the selection criteria, appearing on page 4 of the position description
  • a current curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications do not addressing the selection criteria may not be considered for further.

Please note: Successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

A security clearance is not mandatory but will be highly regarded; successful candidates without current valid security clearances may be asked to apply for a clearance during their employment with the National Security College.