Defence Economist Research Fellow

Canberra, Australia
07 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term 3 years

  • Academic affiliation with Australia's leading university research centre on strategic studies - the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC)
  • Working in the Australian Army Research Centre (AARC)
  • Opportunity to influence and inform public/policy debates on strategic and defence policy issues. 

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.

Based at the College of Asia and the Pacific and within the highly regarded Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia's highest ranked and largest concentration of scholars working on strategic and defence issues.

The SDSC and the AARC are seeking a Research Fellow to work with the AARC, Defence, SDSC and University colleagues to deliver key strategic outcomes in research, outreach and education.

AARC is nested within Future Land Warfare Branch of Army Headquarters in Russell Offices, Canberra. The AARC has a remit to conduct research and debate on the profession of arms with a view to preparing Army for the future.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding scholar as Research Fellow with particular research expertise as a Defence Economist.

The Defence Economist Fellow will work closely with Army to analyse future capability and investment in the land force within a Joint Future Force context. This role will also explore the ability of the national support base to support and develop economically viable and competitive capabilities in the future force post-2030.

As part of our ongoing efforts to rectify historical gender imbalances in the field of Strategic Studies, we strongly encourage highly-qualified female candidates to apply.

For information about this position please contact Prof John Blaxland E:

More information about the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Closing date: 27 May 2018

Position description:  SDSC Level B Def Econ AARC 2018_Position Description.pdf

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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.

The successful candidate must be an Australian citizen and able and willing to obtain and maintain a minimum Department of Defence Baseline (FOUO/Restricted) security clearance.  

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