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Pacific Research Fellow

Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic
Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level BSalary package: $99,809 – $113,165 per annum plus 9.5% superannuationTerms: Full time, fixed term (between six and twelve months)
Opportunity to contribute to evidence-based policy and program development in and on the Pacific region through high-quality research
World-class research environment
Build relationships with stakeholders across research, government and development partner communities
 Position overview
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 scholarships concerning the region. 
The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is a vibrant research unit, comprising over 20 academics and as many PhD students, situated in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. DPA is the leading international centre for applied research on contemporary governance issues in the Pacific. In addition to its scholarly goals, DPA maintains a strong commitment to active engagement with policy communities in the region and Australia.
DPA is the lead partner in a consortium, with Australian National University"s Development Policy Centre and the Lowy Institute, managing the Pacific Research Program (PRP). Co-funded by DFAT and the consortium partners’ parent bodies, the PRP is designed to be a globally pre-eminent centre of excellence for research on the Pacific and to support research and communication capacity among Pacific Islander scholars.   
Under the PRP, DPA is seeking to provide academic researchers from the Pacific an opportunity to undertake a fellowship with DPA for a period of 6-12 months as a Pacific Research Fellow. The Pacific Research Fellows will work in an area relevant to one of the research programs DPA leads under the PRP: 1) politics and the nature of the state; 2) geopolitics and regionalism; 3) gender, social change and inclusion; and 4) security, stability and resilience.
The Pacific Research Fellowship is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure and is open to researchers from Pacific Island countries and is particularly suited to early career researchers, more senior academics wishing to pursue a period of sabbatical or to experienced researchers with experience working with regional organisations or development partners.  
For confidential enquiries, please contact A/Prof Nicole Haley, T: +61 2 6125 0408 or E: 
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 your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
A proposed program of research (max. 2 pages) consistent with DPA’s PRP research agenda and capable of being completed during the term of the Fellowship (6-12 months)
One piece of published academic writing and one piece of policy relevant writing
Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Position Description & Selection Criteria

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

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Pacific Research Fellow The Australian National University


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