Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Classification: Level B
Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package: $76,271- $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (3 years)
The ANU College of Asia & 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 College hosts the largest number of regional
experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and
plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia's intellectual
engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.
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The School of Culture, History and Language is the focus of research and
teaching in Asian and Pacific humanities, social sciences and languages and
seeks to build excellence in understanding and capability in engaging with the
Asia and Pacific region. The key disciplines that are represented in the
School are anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, gender studies,
history, linguistics, and languages, all contributing to the foundational
knowledge of Asia and the Pacific.
Our School stands alone in Australia as the primary place for research,
learning, engagement and immersion in a unique range of Lesser Taught
Languages from the Asia and Pacific region. Currently these languages include
Hindi, Tok Pisin, Mongolian, Tetum, Thai, Vietnamese, Tibetan, and Burmese –
in addition to our Commonly Taught Languages of Mandarin, Japanese,
Indonesian, Korean and Cantonese. The School also conducts research and
teaching in key classical languages of the region including courses in
Literary Chinese and Sanskrit.
Join us at Australian National University for an exciting position funded by
the Commonwealth of Australia. Research with a real world impact: help
communication systems on the ground in the Pacific.
This position is part of a collaborative project with the Defence Science and
Technology Group that aims to compile enriched language resources for the
three Pacific creole languages – Tok Pisin (PNG), Solomon Pijin (Solomon
Islands) and Bislama (Vanuatu) – to develop automatic language processing
tools. The Research Fellow conducts and supports a diverse range of fieldwork
and research activities including the collection and annotation of language
data. They work as part of the research team, liaising with a wide range of
stakeholders and providing assistance with the design and implementation of
The Research Fellow will be responsible for maintaining a high level of
research, and will work with Department, School, College, and University
colleagues to deliver key strategic outcomes in research, and is responsible
for providing general support related to allocated research activities.
Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have a PhD or a related field with experience in
linguistics or computer science (with language data experience). You will
have demonstrated experience in computational linguistics, with previous
experience working with one of the three Pacific creoles an advantage. To
excel in this role, you will also have demonstrated effectiveness working with
indigenous communities and stakeholders in the Pacific region.
A demonstrated ability to supervise Honours and Masters research students to
successful completion will be highly-regarded.
To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Dr Danielle Barth – T: +61
2 6125 6145, E:Danielle.Barth@anu.edu.au or Dr Bethwyn Evans – T: +61 2
6125 0300, E: email@example.com
The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities,
contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on
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
How to Apply
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following
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 must have rights to live and work
in this country.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check
during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on
Position Description & Selection Criteria
Advertised: 24 Jun 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Aug 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time