The Australian National University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship/research fellowship to work with the Australian Research Council laureate fellowship “Informal Life Politics in the Remaking of Northeast Asia: From Cold War to Post-Cold War.” This eighteen-month fixed-term position is in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a record of academic publications on North Korea. The salary range is $78,611 to $104,254 per annum plus 17 percemt superannuation.
The successful applicant will pursue both independent and team-based research consistent with the project, which focuses on “informal life politics”: local-level grassroots movements in which individuals or groups act to protect their health or livelihood from threats seen as emanating from economic and environmental change, state action or the failures of state policy. The postdoctoral fellowship appointee will identify and research relevant case studies from North Korea and collaborate with other project members in cross-border analysis of informal life politics in the Northeast Asian region as a whole. The appointee will also assist in project management, in supporting the work of other members of the research team, and in supervising and mentoring postgraduate students.
Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a statement addressing each of the selection criteria, a three-page research proposal (demonstrating how his or her research will contribute to understanding of informal life politics in the North Korean and broader regional context), and three referees’ reports. The closing date for applications is January 10, 2016. To view the complete position description and selection criteria, as well as to apply, visit http://jobs.añu.edu.au/cw/en/job/507320/postdoctoral-fellowresearch-fellow. Only applications submitted on line will be considered.
Inquiries may be directed to Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki (telephone +61 2 6125 2277; e-mail tessa.morris-suzuki@añu.edu.au).