Research Fellow / Fellow, Australia-Japan Research Centre

Canberra, Australia
$107,475 - $143,433 plus 17% superannuation
22 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: $107,475 - $143,433 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time (35 hours per week), Continuing

  • Carry out independent and collaborative research
  • 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 
  • Open to Australian and non-Australian citizens

Position Description and Selection Criteria: AJRC Level B and C Teaching and Research CAP__HR.pdf

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. Follow the College of Asia and the Pacific on social media: LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

Crawford School of Public Policy is a School within 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 Australia–Japan Research Centre (AJRC) is a research unit within the Crawford School and is the centre of research, teaching and outreach on the Japanese economy in Australia. AJRC also conducts research to better understand the Australia-Japan relationship and its place in the Asia Pacific economy. Further information about AJRC can be found here -

The Opportunity

The Research Fellow or Fellow will undertake independent and collaborative research with the Australia-Japan Research Centre’s Director, Associate Professor Shiro Armstrong as well as other university groups and initiatives that intersect with their interests.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have appropriate higher degree qualifications, maintain a strong research profile and make scholarly contributions to current policy thinking, analysis and debate in AJRC’s fields of research.

The Research Fellow or Fellow will have a particular focus on economic analysis, preferably directly related to Japan, or showing a strong understanding of the Japanese economy, and will work as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes other academics and professional staff, maintaining close links with academic experts in related fields, leading practitioners in government and with other important stakeholders.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact AJRC Director, Associate Professor Shiro Armstrong – E:

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

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

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


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