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Associate Lecturer or Lecturer (Burmese)

Canberra, Australia
$82,936 - $128,026 per annum
Closing date
2 Sep 2024

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $82,936 - $128,026 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing

  • Fantastic opportunity to work at a University that is unrivalled in its commitment to teaching, studying and researching the languages of Asia and the Pacific
  • A supportive work environment that will nurture your career, provide training and mentoring opportunities
  • 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 School of Culture, History and Language is the focus of research and teaching in Asian and Pacific humanities, social sciences and languages and seeks to build excellence in understanding and capability in engaging with the Asia and Pacific region. The key disciplines that are represented in the School are anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, gender studies, history, linguistics, and languages, all contributing to the foundational knowledge of Asia and the Pacific.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Lecturer in Burmese Language Studies (Level A / Level B) to contribute to the School’s Burmese Language and South East Asian Studies programs. The successful candidate will be deeply committed to enhancing the teaching program in Burmese Language at both undergraduate and postgraduate through innovative teaching, program building, research development, and community outreach. The Lecturer will report to the Director of the School of Culture, History & Language and will collaborate closely with other language academic staff members. 

In this role, you will contribute to the Burmese language program including preparing and delivering course lectures, tutorials, and seminars, developing course materials (including online), delivering and marking assessment items, providing student consultations, completing educational administrative work, and coordinating subjects. You will undertake independent research in a related field, publish original work in peer-reviewed journals, present research at academic seminars and conferences, and collaborate with scholars nationally and internationally. You will actively seek external funding, supervise and assess students, supervise advanced research students, work collaboratively with academic and research support staff, integrate research into teaching, and engage with the community on issues of significance.

This position will be an ongoing appointment, commencing Semester 1, 2025.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our preferred candidate will possess (or progressing toward) a doctoral qualification (PhD) in  a relevant field in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on South East Asian languages, literature, and/or cultures, including the use of Burmese and other South East Asian language sources. They should have experience teaching Burmese Language at all academic levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. To excel in this role you will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the teaching experience and have familiarity with learning technologies, hybrid teaching and innovative approaches to learning. An active research and publication track record in areas related to Burmese Language is highly desirable.

To enquire about this opportunity, please contact the Associate Professor Jane Ferguson 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.

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.

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