Research Fellow, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Canberra, Australia
$103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
11 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time (35 hours per week), Fixed term (2 years)
Position description: Level B_Research Fellow.pdf

  • Carry out research on the responsible governance of satellite data and support an innovative agenda on space governance
  • Enjoy generous benefits, including 17% superannuation
  • Work in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep
  • Be a part of Australia’s #1 university

About Us

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement in Asia and the Pacific through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is one of four Schools in CAP.

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RegNet is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in regulation and governance. For the last 20 years, the School has focused on improving the governance of major social, environmental and health issues by developing new ways of understanding and responding to these complex problems. RegNet is known for its collegial and interdisciplinary approach to knowledge production and dissemination.

The Opportunity

This position is part of a collaborative project with the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace), which supports Australia’s space capacity. The Research Fellow will contribute to a research agenda through a project led by InSpace, which is on the responsible governance of satellite data, including scoping the development of a potential quality and integrity monitoring service for global satellite data and undertaking research on data integrity monitoring and wider governance issues in the space sector. The successful candidate will also contribute to the strategic vision of the newly established Australian Centre for Space Governance (ACSG), an initiative of InSpace. The mission of the ACSG is to impact national agenda-setting for Australia’s space activities and to support the Australian community to understand and advance Australia's interests in space in the 21st century.

It does so through three key pillars:

  • Serve the nation's space law and governance needs
  • Provide space law and governance education nationally
  • Produce interdisciplinary research to solve national and global space governance challenges

Our Ideal Candidate

We welcome applications from scholars with an interest in satellite data governance and a desire to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in the wider field of space governance. Given the nature of the role, the ideal candidate is an independent researcher who embraces interdisciplinary perspectives and works well in small teams.

While this is a research-intensive role, all academic staff within the College are expected to undertake work in three areas of academic activity - education (teaching and learning), research and service (including outreach). The allocation of time to each area will reflect relative opportunities within the School and/or discipline, as well as individual appointment situations. This expectation applies regardless of the level of appointment, the type of appointment an academic holds, or the part of the University in which an academic may have begun their career at ANU.

What we offer

  • A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you in further developing your research and knowledge mobilisation skills
  • The opportunity to work with world-class researchers and build networks with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of benefits


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Professor Kathryn Henne, E:

Selection Process Timeline

  • Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 14th September 2022
  • We anticipate interviewing shortlisted candidates in late September/early October 2022
  • All applicants will be contacted and advised of the outcome of their applications

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

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

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

Closing date: 14 September 2022

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