The Australian Centre on China in the World seeks up to six highly qualified Postdoctoral Fellows to play a key role in engagement and the development of Chinese Studies at the national and international levels.
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 http://ciw.anu.edu.au/ and associated The China Story website: www.thechinastory.org
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.