Lecturer in Indigenous Anthropology

Applicants are invited to apply for a lecturer position at Australian National University. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is September 17, 2018.

This position is for someone who will take the lead in developing outstanding and innovative research and teaching projects in the area of Indigenous anthropology. The applicant should have substantive field experience with Indigenous people, preferably in Australia. That experience should be combined with a theoretical interest in at least one of the following fields: environmental anthropology, the anthropology of policy, the anthropology of the state. The applicant will contribute to research-led education in the area of Indigenous anthropology at both upper undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The applicant will also be responsible for teaching a general introduction to anthropology first year course, and contribute to theory and field methods courses for graduate students beyond their speciality. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities of the position will include contributing to collaborative research and teaching projects within the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For more enquiries please contact Professor Laurajane Smith, T: +61 2 6125 8162 E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
- 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.

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


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