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Indigenous Australian Research Officer

Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)Salary package: $71,878 - $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuationTerms: Full Time, Continuing
Position overview
The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), National Centre of Biography (NCB) in the School of History, Research School of Social Science (RSSS) College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified individual for the fractional continuing position of Research Officer for its Indigenous biographies. The ADB has an Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography (IADB) project, which is partly funded by the ARC, and the Editorial Board had made the decision to revise the dictionary in the period before 1850, which will involve the inclusion of many more indigenous biographies. This expansion of indigenous articles has the support of the ADB Indigenous Working Party led and comprising Indigenous Scholars who represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country. The successful applicant will have professional and technical skills and experience in research and editing biography, together with a research track in historical writing and an independent research agenda.
This is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in line with the strategies in the ANU Enterprise Agreement.
For further information please contact Professor Melanie Nolan, General Editor, T: +61 2 6125 2131 E:
The University is committed to developing and implementing an effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy to achieve a workforce that is reflective of the Australian population it actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
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
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 you CV does not include referees you can complete online when prompted in the application form.
Application which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position
Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to work and live in this country.
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 03 Sep 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Oct 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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