Job: Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow Position

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific seeks to expand and deepen our outreach and research capacity on migrant Pacific communities with a special emphasis on youth, both within Australia and the region. The appointee will help build Pasifika Australia which is a major ANU Student Equity Project supported by and housed in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Pasifika Australia seeks to enhance higher education opportunities for Pasifika communities (people of Pacific Islander descent) in Australia. The appointee will also be expected to conduct quality independent research on Pacific youth within SSGM – a leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research on contemporary Melanesia, Timor-Leste and the wider Pacific. In addition to its scholarly goals, SSGM maintains a strong commitment to active engagement with policy communities in the region and Australia.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Pacific Islander scholars, with ongoing research interests in Melanesia (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia) or the broader Pacific, who are keen to pursue a program of research and publication concerning Pacific Youth in a supportive and vibrant intellectual environment, and to help build the Pasifika Australia outreach and equity program. We are seeking scholars with backgrounds in political science, anthropology, sociology, human geography, pacific studies, law, gender studies and development studies, whose research interests complement the existing expertise within the SSGM Program, which is organised around four thematic clusters.

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 this position, see: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=3441.

Contact: Dr Roannie Ng Shiu (+61 2) 6125 9578 or roannie.ng@anu.edu.au
Applications for this position close 14 July, 2013.

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