Fellow, ANU Philippines Institute

Canberra, Australia
$129,049 - $143,433 per annum plus 17% superannuation
20 Nov 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $129,049 - $143,433 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (up to 18 months)

  • Be part of ANU’s world-leading Southeast Asian studies research programs.
  • Help drive a resurgence in Philippines studies in Australia.
  • Work in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep.

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 College comprises four Schools: Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Culture, History and Language, and School of Regulation and Global Governance, and hosts ten Regional/Country Institutes.

Within the framework of the newly established ANU Philippines Institute, the Philippines Project aspires to emerge as a prominent global hub for conducting research, facilitating policy dialogues, and providing graduate-level training specifically focused on the Philippines' economy and society. The core mission of the Philippines Project Institute encompasses monitoring and analyzing economic developments within the Philippines, conveying insights to both the Australian and Philippine governments, businesses, and the broader community, and fostering a culture of rigorous research on the Philippines' governance landscape and development. In line with its overarching goal of nurturing deeper bilateral relations between Australia and the Philippines, characterized by strengthened institutional connections and robust people-to-people interactions, the Philippines Institute has outlined key focus areas for the medium term. These areas are poised to shape the cooperative landscape and support policymaking and reform efforts in the Philippines.

The priority research areas include:

  • strategic studies and foreign policy;
  • economic recovery;
  • gender, women’s empowerment and peace;
  • the ongoing pursuit of peace, development and political stability in Mindanao;
  • other threats to stability such as climate change, food insecurity and the energy crisis;
  • rule of law, human rights and judicial governance; and
  • governance, politics and political communications.

The Opportunity

We are in search of an accomplished early/mid career academic researcher with a well-established research profile, who is enthusiastic about promoting sustained engagement and outreach with both government entities and the wider public in Australia and the Philippines. A major and measurable achievement during the fellowship period is the organization and execution of the Philippines Update conference, scheduled for the latter part of 2024. A closely connected second essential objective involves overseeing and co-editing of the volume to be created from conference presentations.

The successful candidate will be placed in one of the four Schools in CAP, depending on the most appropriate academic fit for their expertise, as well as being a member of the ANU Philippines Institute.

About the position

The Fellow will be a key member of the ANU Philippines Institute leadership team. The Fellow will report to the Director of the ANU Philippines Institute and will work with colleagues within the ANU Philippines Project, Department, School, College and wider University community to deliver strategic outcomes in research and public engagement. The Fellow will be expected to maintain and extend their research, disciplinary and policy networks to enhance the ANU Philippines Project's position both nationally and globally.

The positions is open to researchers with Philippines citizenship and, preferably, affiliated with an institution in the Philippines.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a completed PhD in Politics, Economics, Sociology, Strategic Studies or a related discipline but with a focus on empirical research in the Philippines.

The Fellow will serve as a pivotal link between Australia and the Philippines. It is highly advantageous for the chosen candidate to possess a well-established research and academic network within the Philippines, thereby strengthening the ANU Philippines Project's standing on both national and global levels. Additionally, a proven track record of scholarly research, publications, and a demonstrated influence on policy development is a requirement for this role.

To enquire about this opportunity, please contact the Director, ANU Philippines Institute, Dr Björn Dressel 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 (maximum 4 pages, addressing each selection criteria with separate headings). .
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) of a maximum 5 pages 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.
  • A research statement, outlining current work, future work and potential of your work over the next 18 months.

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 17 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

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