Position: Research Fellow

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $99,809 – $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

The Australian National University (ANU) has been awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship under the direction of Professor Quentin Grafton that will be located within the Crawford School of Public Policy.

The project’s overarching aim is to develop pioneering ways of valuing water and supporting resilient decision-making for water justice with a particular focus on Indigenous Peoples, especially Australia’s First Peoples.

The project is connected to the ANU Water Justice Hub and has several objectives which include, but are not limited to; enabling evidence-based policies, create an enduring legacy of scholars with world-leading expertise in water valuation and resilient decision-making in relation to water. The planned field sites are located in NSW and the Fitzroy Basin, Western Australia.

Position overview:
The Crawford School of Public Policy is seeking to appoint an outstanding early-career academic (with a PhD or who is about to graduate with a PhD) to contribute to the Laureate project. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the broadly defined discipline of socio-economics and a willingness to be part of a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary team working towards water justice. The ideal applicant will have excellent capacity for collaborative research and outreach, teamed with a strong interest in working with Indigenous Australians, and will have a strong desire to ensure their research has public policy impact. A demonstrated expertise or willingness to work in water-related research and with communities (especially Australia’s First Peoples) will be well regarded. The start date for the position is negotiable but is intended to be in the first half of 2020.

For further information please contact Professor Quentin Grafton, E: quentin.grafton@anu.edu.au

For further information about the Water Justice Hub, please follow visit our site: https://www.waterjusticehub.org/arc-laureate-fellowship-awarded/

We welcome and develop applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. We are especially interested in individuals with a passion and willingness to work with Indigenous Australians.

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, read here: https://services.anu.edu.au/business-units/human-resources-division/equity-and-diversity

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please see here: https://www.anu.edu.au/jobs

Application information
In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including 2 recent referees
  • Supporting documents

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Follow this link to apply for this position and review the Selection Criteria

Applications close 02 February 2020