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Job no: 535130
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $99,809 – $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full Time, Continuing

Position overview

The Centre is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the Sociology of Islam and Muslim societies. The appointee’s research profile should be rooted in sociological perspectives or political sociology on the religion and culture of Islam and Muslim societies. Research can focus on aspects of the global and complex majority Muslim societies and/or minority status of Muslims in various socio-political contexts.  It is desirable that the research makes a distinctive contribution to the field of sociology.

The appointee will need to work collegially with staff members within the Centre and the wider College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU. This position requires active independent contribution to research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and the supervision of research students.   The appointee will contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre, College of Arts and Social Sciences and wider ANU community.

The Centre of Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia), at the Australian National University (ANU) is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching Centre focusing on the Middle East and Central Asia regions at one of Australia’s premier universities. The appointee will be required to maintain and further the Centre’s research, education, and programs, and will be expected to maintain and further develop their research, disciplinary, policy networks to enhance the Centre’s position both nationally, and globally.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one 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 further information please contact Ms Janja Peric,Senior Centre Administrator,  Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, T: +61 2 6125 1061 E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. 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.
  • A covering letter outlining a three to five-year research plan with intended publications, and a teaching profile including an offer of two new proposed courses to complement the Centre’s teaching portfolio.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not provide the covering letter or address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 06 Jan 2020 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 02 Mar 2020 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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