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Lecturer in Political Science

Canberra, Australia
$107,475 - $121,857 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
29 Oct 2023

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $107,475 - $121,857 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: x2 Full time, Fixed term (up to 12 months) 

Position overview

The School of Politics and International Relations, the top ranked political science department in Australia, is seeking to make two 1-year, full-time academic appointments in Political Science.

The appointee will have an excellent record or demonstrated potential for excellence in education, and in research and publication. The candidate will contribute to the School’s undergraduate teaching in political science, particularly introduction to political science and political science research as well as Australian politics. As well as teaching, the appointee will be expected and given opportunity to undertake research relevant to their field of expertise, and to work collegially with other members of the school. The teaching load for this position is three-four courses per year. This position is based in Canberra and the successful applicant will be expected to teach on campus. Availability to start in January 2024 is highly desirable.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Associate Professor, Annika Werner E:

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

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) actively encourages women, applicants of non-binary gender, and applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for this position. SPIR is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within SPIR, the Research School of Social Sciences and the College, and SPIR will support mentoring opportunities.

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

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 must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing at: Oct 29 2023 at 23:55 AEDT 

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