Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations

Canberra, Australia
$68,307 - $86,646 per annum
20 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A 

Salary package: $68,307 - $86,646 per annum, plus 17% Superannuation, with a possibility for a loading if the successful candidate has a PhD

Term:  2 years Fixed Term

  • An exciting opportunity to develop your research profile
  • Develop your research, publication and teaching skills
  • Work alongside discipline-leading academics

Position Overview

The ANU College of Asia and 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 John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow is a research intensive position aimed at the next generation of leading scholars in International Relations. The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to focus on the publication of a book manuscript, and associated peer-reviewed articles, with leading presses/journals. In addition to undertaking independent research the successful applicant will deliver one course a year, on their ongoing book-project, into our world renowned masters program, providing the appointee with the demonstrable teaching experience necessary to build their career. Across research and teaching the successful appointee will be provided formal and informal mentorship from department staff, led by the Head of Department, to facilitate their building of a world-class academic profile. 

The Department of International Relations, Australia's oldest, has an unparalleled heritage not only for studying global affairs but advancing our understanding of them. Today we remain true to the vision of our founders - to provide Australia with world-class research and to communicate that research to a wide audience. Today those who work in the department are animated by four key concerns: Advancing our understanding of the key theories and concepts of disciplinary International Relations; Doing justice to the stories of the many peoples and states of the Asia-Pacific region; Ensuring that these stories are developed into a conversation with global political trends; And making sure that the relationship between the regional and the global is used to build and renew the conceptual and theoretical tools that characterise the discipline.

We welcome applications from any field of International Relations, although we are particularly interested in candidates who complement existing departmental strengths. 

Enquiries: Dr. Mathew Davies: / (02) 6125 7652

Closing Date: 26 March 2017

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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) 
  • A research plan (no more than 1 side of A4) which details the proposed area of research to be undertaken during the post doctoral fellowship, including an overview of planned publication outputs. 

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.