Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation Convenor

Canberra, Australia
$94,287 to 107,381
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B (0.6 Fractional appointment)

Salary package: $94,287 to 107,381 plus 17% Superannuation

Term: continuing

Position overview

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College 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 46 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 two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 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.

The Australian National University wishes to appoint an outstanding person to lead and facilitate the activities of the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation. The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation is an endowment to The Australian National University established in 1999 to promote the study of, and research into, the causes, histories, and effects of ethnic, cultural, religious, and sexual bigotry and animosity, and to explore ways in which intolerance can be combated – and co-existence promoted – by educational and social programs.

The Foundation sits within the Humanities Research Centre (HRC). It facilitates a range of interdisciplinary activities which aim to broaden the conversation about bigotry within universities and beyond. Further information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.anu.edu.au/hrc/freilich/

The successful applicant will be an active researcher in a discipline relevant to the work of the Foundation. S/he will provide leadership for the Foundation, participate and build upon the existing program of activities, participate in teaching and supervision, and develop relationships with relevant units within the ANU and external organisations.

Further information from Freilich Foundation Fellow, Dr Renata Grossi, renata.grossi@anu.edu.au 02 6125 5527, or the Head of the HRC, Professor Will Christie, william.christie@anu.edu.au 02 6125 0151.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au 

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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

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.

Closing date: 11.55pm, Sunday 9 April 2017

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