ANU Postdoctoral Fellowship Open to North Korea Specialist

Schol­ars of North Korea are invit­ed to apply for a Post­doc­tor­al Fellowship/Research Fel­low­ship (Lev­el A/B) to work with Pro­fes­sor Tes­sa Morris-Suzuki’s ARC Lau­re­ate Fel­low­ship “Infor­mal Life Pol­i­tics in the Remak­ing of North­east Asia: From Cold War to Post-Cold War.” This is a two-year fixed-term posi­tion. Appli­cants should have a Ph.D. in a rel­e­vant dis­ci­pline and a record of aca­d­e­m­ic pub­li­ca­tions on North Korea.

The select­ed can­di­date will pur­sue both inde­pen­dent and team-based research con­sis­tent with the project, which focus­es on “infor­mal life pol­i­tics,” that is, 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 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 offi­cial posi­tion announce­ment with addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about appli­ca­tion require­ments can be found at The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Octo­ber 28, 2012. Inquiries should be direct­ed to Tes­sa Mor­ris-Suzu­ki at