Fellow / Senior Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Canberra, Australia
$124,685 - $158,269 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C / D
Salary package: $124,685 - $158,269 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Fulltime Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Position Description: 2211129_Fellow-Senior Fellow_ Enviro Sustainability and Climate Change_PRP PD26_FINAL (1).pdf

  • Make an outstanding contribution to DPA’s research outputs and outcomes by undertaking high impact independent research in the area of climate change in the Pacific, from the perspective of politics, governance and economic resilience
  • Opportunity to contribute to evidence-based policy and program development in and on the Pacific region through high-quality research
  • World-class research environment
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across research, government and development partner communities.

About Us

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. The College 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.

CAP is the centre of excellence for understanding human development and organisation in Asia and the Pacific, and addressing the cultural, economic, environmental, political and societal dimensions of global challenges.

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The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) is a world-leading centre for research, education, and policy analysis on international and Asia Pacific politics, security, diplomacy, and strategic affairs. The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities: the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Department of Political and Social Change, and the Department of Pacific Affairs.

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is a vibrant research unit, comprising over 20 academics and some 35 PhD students, situated in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. DPA is the leading international centre for applied research into contemporary governance issues in the broader Pacific. In addition to its scholarly goals, DPA maintains a strong commitment to active engagement with policy communities in the region and Australia.

DPA is the lead partner in the consortium delivering Pacific Research Program – Phase 2 (PRP II). Co-funded by DFAT and the consortium partners’ parent bodies, PRP II (2022-26) will generate and disseminate independent Pacific-focused research as a regional public good, and support stronger evidence-based policy making in the Pacific by working to foster stronger research practice and deeper research-to-knowledge engagement.

The Opportunity

The Fellow / Senior Fellow undertakes research focused on climate change as part of a broader research program on Politics, Governance and Economic Resilience theme under the Pacific Research Program (PRP) research agenda. The Fellow/ Senior Fellow makes outstanding contributions to research, scholarship, teaching, outreach and administrative activities of the Department and interdisciplinary area/s.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in environmental sustainability and resilience challenges, particularly those related to climate change, with an eminent record of scholarly research, publication and policy engagement in relation to the Pacific. Ideally, they will have an outstanding record of contributions to education, including course development and a track record of successful supervision of postgraduate research candidates. They will be eager to work collaboratively towards the achievement of PRPII’s three end of program outcomes that contribute to the program’s overarching goal ‘to deepen Australia-Pacific research & education partnerships that support evidence-based policy-making for the Pacific’.


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact the Department Head of DPA, Mr Julien Barbara – T: +61 2 6125 9612, E: julien.barbara@anu.edu.au

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Increasing the representation of women, First Nations people and persons from diverse gender, ability, cultural and linguistic backgrounds is a strategic priority for the College of Asia and the Pacific. We strongly encourage applications from these groups.

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

ANU is a large, diverse employer. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

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 must have rights to live and work in this country. 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: 15 January 2023