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Project Research Officer

Canberra, Australia
$79,334 - $93,211 per annum (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $79,334 - $93,211 per annum (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Part time, Fixed term (up to 12 months)

  • Working in a dynamic environment with a range of community members and academics.
  • The Research Centre for Deep History runs innovative programs and engages in outreach in the broader community

Position Overview

This position is to support the Director of the Research Centre for Deep History in the School of History at the Australian National University. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, and willing to undertake a diverse array of tasks. This will involve liaising with a variety of stakeholders, assisting in event organisation, preparing correspondence, reports and news for websites, co-ordination, some research tasks and other duties as required. An interest in history and/or Aboriginal studies will be an advantage.

We are looking for an energetic, self-directed applicant with good organisational abilities and people skills.

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: Distinguished Professor Ann McGrath, 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

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.  

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