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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

Canberra, Australia
$107,475 - $163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Classification: Academic Level B or C or D 
Salary package: $107,475 - $163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: 2 x Full time, Fixed Term (up to 3 years)
(Part-time hours will be considered)

  • Fantastic opportunity for an early- to mid-career researcher to join the nation’s premier public policy school.
  • Join a thriving research and education community dedicated to world-leading policy and governance research.
  • Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package.

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.

Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four Schools within CAP and one of the world’s leading public policy schools. Crawford School is the University's focal point for contributing to public policy research, education and policy impact. Its graduate programs have trained many of the region’s leaders, and its research influences policymaking. Public policy scholarship at Crawford School is characterised by high quality, policy-relevant research across a range of disciplines.

Read more about Crawford School:

The Policy and Governance (PoGo) Program, in which the position is based within Crawford School, aims to deliver research, teaching, policy advice and scholarly leadership to inform policy decision-making, shape public administration practice and produce future public service leaders. Our Policy and Governance research delivers insights into the most important policy issues of our time. From public finance to health policy, anti-corruption to social policy, our interdisciplinary research generates new knowledge and informs policymaking.

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The Opportunity

Crawford School is seeking up to two ambitious early- to mid-career researchers with an innovative research agenda aligned with the research and teaching of the Policy and Governance Program, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific. The positions on offer are a fixed-term (up to 3 years) appointment at the Lecturer (B) or Senior Lecturer (C) level or Associate Professor (D) level, depending on the attributes and experience of the successful applicants.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful applicants would complement and extend existing teaching and research strengths within the Program, which include but are not limited to: Public Administration, Public Sector Ethics, Public Finance or Social Research Methods. They will demonstrate an emerging or established research track record with a commitment to research excellence. The successful applicants would deliver high quality teaching at a postgraduate level in our Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Graduate Certificates (Public Management, Public Policy and Policy Design and Analysis).

The Lecturer (B) / Senior Lecturer (C) / Associate Professor (D) will take responsibility for a minimum of two courses per year (12 units credit) during this appointment, teaching and supervision at the postgraduate level (including HDR) and where appropriate undertake additional training to develop these skills.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor will contribute to curriculum renewal and may teach into other Crawford and ANU teaching programs. In addition to teaching in POGO’s graduate teaching program, the appointees will also contribute to research supervision, undertake collaborative and independent research leading to high quality publications and contribute to the School’s reputation and work with policymakers.

What we offer

• A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you in further developing your research and education profile.
• 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.


For further information, please contact Professor Sara Bice, 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.

Please note:

Applicants must specify in their cover letter which classification, Academic Level B, C or D. The Selection Committee will take into consideration the candidate’s teaching experience, experience in research, experience outside tertiary education, creative achievement, and professional contributions for the offer of appointment.

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 at: Dec 10 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

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