Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the University attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

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 Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four Schools within CAP and one of the world’s leading public policy schools. The Crawford School is the University's focal point for contributing to public policy research, education and policy impact. Its graduate programs have trained many of the region’s leaders, and its research has impacted on policy making. Public policy scholarship at Crawford School is characterised by high quality, policy-relevant research across a range of disciplines.

The Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D) program at the Crawford School carries out research and teaching focused on the social and economic aspects of environmental and resource management in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia). RE&D brings together a group of leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including anthropology, geography, economics, and political sciences. The group has two strong Masters programs in Environmental Management and Development, as well as Climate Change, which it aims to renew and extend in the coming years. It also teaches into the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, and other Crawford and ANU postgraduate programs.

We are seeking to appoint up to two outstanding early to mid-career academics to contribute to the School’s research, education and policy impact in the field of environment management and development. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will contribute to curriculum renewal and lead courses relevant to the Masters in Environmental Management and Development (MEMDV), the Masters of Climate Change, and that will contribute to other Crawford and ANU teaching programs. The successful candidate/s will have a strong passion for teaching, an excellent capacity for collaborative research and outreach, and an entrepreneurial approach to building partnerships and resourcing their research and impact.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be highly valued: urbanisation; migration; oceans and fisheries; vulnerability/risk to hazards and disasters.  Experience in the Asia-Pacific and/or Australia is important, with an emphasis on complementing the group’s existing geographic strengths in Indonesia and mainland Southeast Asia.

For all enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Sango Mahanty E: Sango.Mahanty@anu.edu.au 

Increasing the representation of women and academics from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds is a strategic priority for the Crawford School. We strongly encourage applications from these groups.

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.

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

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 04 Oct 2018 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Nov 2018 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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