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Indigenous Australian Research Editor (Indigenous Identified Position)

Canberra, Australia
$79,334 - $93,211 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

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Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $79,334 - $93,211 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Continuing
Location: Acton, Canberra ACT (opportunity for flexible working arrangements will be considered)

This is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in line with the strategies in the ANU Enterprise Agreement.

Position Overview

The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), National Centre of Biography (NCB) in the School of History, Research School of Social Science (RSSS) College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified individual for the continuing position of Research Officer for its Indigenous biographies. The ADB has an Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography (IADB) project, which is partly funded by the ARC, and the Editorial Board had made the decision to revise the dictionary in the period before 1850, which will involve the inclusion of many more indigenous biographies. This expansion of indigenous articles has the support of the ADB Indigenous Working Party, which is led by and comprises of Indigenous Scholars who represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country. The successful applicant will have professional and technical skills and experience in research and editing biographies, together with a research track in historical writing and an independent research agenda.

For further information please contact Professor Melanie Nolan, General Editor, T: +61 2 6125 2131 E:

The University is committed to developing and implementing an effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy to achieve a workforce that is reflective of the Australian population it actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

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 vita (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 online when prompted in the application form.

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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