Convenor, Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs

Osaka, Japan
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $115,729 - 128,825 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation as a leading university in research, education, and policy expertise. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.  

The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy analysis in the international, political, societal, diplomatic and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific. The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities; the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Department of Political and Social Change and the Department of Pacific Affairs.   

Located in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs is part of a new, innovative undergraduate dual-degree program being operated between ANU and Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Students will study at both ANU and Ritsumeikan’s Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC) and be taught by academic staff from both institutions. At the end of the four-year program, students will earn both the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs from ANU and the Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (GLA) from Ritsumeikan. The first student cohort will commence at OIC in April 2019.  

This convenor position will coordinate and lead the delivery of the ANU program. 

The role will be based in Japan at Ritsumeikan University (OIC) with regular travel to Canberra expected. We are looking to appoint an outstanding scholar with particular research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • International relations
  • Strategic and Security Studies
  • Global Governance and Politics
  • Pacific Studies  

Awareness of Japanese culture and language is highly desirable.    

For information about this position please contact Dr Jeremy Youde E:   

Closing date: 31 May 2018  

Position description:  ANU RU Convenor PD Final .docx    

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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) 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.