Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, National Security College

Canberra, Australia
16 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2022
Contract Type

Classification: Several positions at academic levels B, C or D
Salary package: $101,805 - $155,166 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Part time or full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment (funding confirmed 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.

Read more about NSC: https://nsc.crawford.anu.edu.au/

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 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

Exciting opportunities exist to join the National Security College. A joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and the Australian National University, the NSC leads intellectual engagement on Australian national security and international strategy through research, teaching and contributions to the public debate. Working for the NSC not only offers the opportunity to join Australia’s #1 university, but provides you with the chance to forge invaluable networks across government, academia and the think tank communities. With recognised world-class national security expertise and experience in policy, cyber security, intelligence, critical technologies and more, it is an exceptional place to a policy-relevant academic career.

Several full-time or part-time positions are available.

Our Ideal Candidates

The NSC is seeking to appoint candidates with expertise across one or more of the following  national security priorities: 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 in the first instance T: 02 6125 6486 or  email: caroline.vanheuzen@anu.edu.au

Position Description: Download FileFINAL NSC Academic Recruitment - Position Descriptions - Academic Staff Levels B C D - CLEAN.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 NU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

How to Apply

To be considered for these roles you will need to provide the following:

  • a completed application form (available online)
  • a written statement addressing the selection criteria
  • 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 not addressing the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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

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