Vacant Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow (6 positions), Academic Level A

Canberra, Australia

Deadline: 17th Sep 2014

The Australian National University is one of the foremost institutions in the world outside of China for research and teaching about China. The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a major initiative at the ANU, supported by research intensive funding from the Commonwealth Government. It enhances ANU’s existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. See and associated The China Story website:

Australian National University, Australian Centre of China in the World


The Centre takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in areas including Chinese thought, culture, history, politics, society, environment, economics and foreign and strategic policy. The Centre is seeking to recruit highly talented, motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Fellows to join a world-class group of researchers. The successful applicants are expected to contribute towards one or more of CIW’s research themes: China Everyday, China Justice, China Numbers, China Texts, China Time, China Urban/Rural, China Australia and China Global.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to foster a collaborative agenda with research staff at CIW, other ANU colleges and other early career academics to promote Chinese Studies. In addition, they will also conduct their own research at the highest level and be expected to participate throughout their appointment in all aspects of academic life. This academic position is initially for a two year period, with an opportunity for a further two year extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. The successful candidates will be provided with mentoring and support to develop into international research leaders. To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria, accompanied by a detailed CV with details of at least 2 referees and a one -page summary of their vision for the research activities that they would undertake at the ANU.
The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit
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 believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender.   For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit
Dr Jane Golley
Telephone: +61 2 6125 6976

Closing Date: 09/17/2014