Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy

Canberra, Australia
$103,841 - $117,736 plus 17% superannuation
28 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing Contingent Funded (appointment until 2027)
Position Description: PD_ Lvl B Research_Bunting Chair_PoGo_ANZSOG_V(0.4).pdf

  • Work with leaders in public policy research and teaching
  • Demonstrate your skills in citizen engagement, policy advocacy and data analysis
  • Build research relationships with governments and industry

About Us

The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Canberra office is co-located with ANU’s prestigious Crawford School of Public Policy, and is a global leader in education and government-focused research relevant to the public sector.

The Crawford School of Public Policy is a School within the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, political science, environmental management and development, and on key Asia-Pacific countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as Australia.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific  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. 

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About the role

The Research Fellow reports to Professor Ariadne Vromen, the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration and ANZSOG’s Deputy Dean of Research, located at the Crawford School of Public Policy. You will work closely with Crawford School of Public Policy academics, ANZSOG, federal and state government agencies, as well as University colleagues, to deliver key strategic outcomes in research.

The Research Fellow will be expected to demonstrate excellence in published research, teaching and project management, and have the potential to attract external funding for research. Building engaged research relationships with governments and industry will also be required, as well as teaching in the Crawford School’s Public Policy program.

In this role you will undertake work in three areas of activity – research, education (teaching and learning), and service (including outreach).

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in public policy, political science, or sociology; and have existing research and publications on citizen engagement and/or policy advocacy. You will have the capacity to undertake and lead policy-relevant social science research projects that use both quantitative and qualitative methods. Demonstration of your survey data analysis skills are essential. You will have experience in teaching public policy, especially in policy analysis or research methods. To excel in this role, you will also be keen to make a difference to policy and public sector reform in Australia.

What we offer

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

Applicant enquiries: Professor Ariadne Vromen, Crawford School of Public Policy 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 candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing date: 2 October 2022