Lecturer in Comparative Politics

Australian National University


July 30, 2021


Lecturer in Comparative Politics

Apply now Job no: 540331 Work type: Continuing Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B Salary package: $99, 80 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, continuing

The School of Politics and International Relations, the top ranked political science department in Australia, is seeking to make a continuing, full-time academic appointment in Comparative Politics. The position is broadly defined and open in terms of specializations within Comparative Politics, but expertise in one or more of the following areas is of particular interest: Political Economy, Ethnicity/Nationalism, and Theory, Gender, and Quantitative methods.

The appointee will have an excellent record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication, and in education. As well as teaching, the appointee will be expected to undertake research relevant to their field of expertise, supervision of PhD students and to work collegiality with other members of the school. This position is based in Canberra.

The successful applicant should have a background in political science and will be expected to teach 2-3 courses per year. An ability to contribute to teaching quantitative research methods and/or courses in the Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) subfield is desirable. Availability to start in January 2022 is highly desirable.

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 57 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 270 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.

Enquires: Prof Ben Goldsmith, T: 02 6125 182 E:ben.goldsmith@anu.edu.au

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) actively encourages women, applicants of non-binary gender, and applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for this position. SPIR is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within SPIR, the Research School of Social Sciences and the College, and SPIR will support mentoring opportunities.

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.

    Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

    Position Description & Selection Criteria

    Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 30 Jul 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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