Saturday, October 24, 2015

Position Announcement: Lecturer, Museum Anthropology, Australia National University

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $91,541 - $104,254 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Continuing standard

We are looking for a scholar who will research and teach in a field relevant to Museum Anthropology and material culture studies. The successful applicant will most likely have a background in museum anthropology broadly defined with expertise in researching indigenous collections, however applicants who can make a case for the relevance of their expertise in related fields will be considered. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise in interdisciplinary cross-cultural research in an area that might include: collections-based research, material culture research, curatorial-based research and community outreach, or the anthropology of art. We are particularly interested in someone who has expertise working with ethnographic collections and material culture, who has expertise in fieldwork, archival work, and in research methodologies related to collections and/or community-based work. Preference may be given to a person with research expertise in Australian and Oceanic collections, and we welcome applications from scholars working on Native American/First Nations collections who are interested in developing research interests in Indigenous Australian collections. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary.

Position overview

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 46 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 two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

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

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.
-Other documents, if required.

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

Contact: Associate Professor Kylie Message.

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