Research Fellowship in Indigenous Studies at Australian National University, Australia 2012

The Research Fellow will make an active contribution to the Centre’s intellectual and administrative communities. They will be expected to demonstrate excellence in published research and teaching and evidence of the capacity to supervise major honours and higher degree by research students. The Research Fellow is responsible to the Director of the NCIS. The Research Fellow will be expected to work collegially with other members of the Centre, both general and academic staff, within the ANU community and with external groups and stakeholders. The successful applicant will contribute to all aspects of the Centre’s work and will undertake research and publishing, the development of the teaching program and initiate conferences and seminars in his or her area of expertise either independently or collaboratively. They will contribute to supervision of honours and higher degree by research students.

1. A PhD in a discipline of relevance to Indigenous studies or related field with a demonstrated understanding of the circumstances and issues confronting Indigenous Australians. 2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures and societies and policy issues. 3. High achievement relative to opportunity in undertaking quality, independent research as evidenced by an excellent publication record. 4. The ability to teach at all levels and capacity to initiate and lead research projects. 5. Evidence of the capacity to supervise honours and higher degree by research students. 6. The potential to obtain external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities. 7. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with the capacity to undertake effective administration and leadership in the Centre and the ability to establish and maintain effective relations with staff and students in the Centre, the University and externally both nationally and internationally. 8. An understanding, as demonstrated in the application process of equal opportunity principles and policies including an understanding and commitment to achieving the Centre’s objectives in compliance with the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Scholarship Deadline: 31 January 2012

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