Job Openings: April 7, 2014

Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders
DEADLINE: Monday, 28 April 2014
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS: Total remuneration valued to $101,440 - $119,702 pa, including salary component $85,718 - $101,206 pa (Academic Classification Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Initiate and contribute to research into the meaning and practices of Asian normative orders, especially Asian normative conceptions of global life and the governance practices that they inform; Potential to seek, identify, and secure funding from external bodies; Engage in developing projects on sustainability, security, and social justice in the "Asian Century", by advancing knowledge about the ways in which Asian normative orders contribute to or hinder initiatives for moving toward economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable; Contribute actively to the strategic direction of the research team on Asian normative orders through the development of relevant and meaningful research programs and initiatives;  Willingness to combine original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research; High quality research publication (including, where appropriate, jointly-authored publication with ACU academic staff); Research grant applications (including, where appropriate, with ACU academic staff);  Advice to research higher degree candidates. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Essential: 1. Possession of a PhD in a relevant discipline. 2. Firm grasp of Asian norms, their traditions, and the governance practices that they sustain. 3. Comparative knowledge of Asian and non-Asian normative orders. 4. Ability to develop viable analytical and policy concepts and ways of thinking about the shifting meaning and practices of international norms in a fragile and unpredictable global life. 5. Demonstrated familiarity with Non-Western, post-colonial, feminist, and/or critical approaches to International Relations Theory. 6. Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage a number of events/projects at one time, achieve required outcomes, and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment. 7. Ability to play a leading role in the development of new initiatives and partnerships. 8. Commitment to teamwork and interdisciplinary research collaboration. 9. Strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit the research team on Asian normative orders. 10. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and ethical practice principles, and demonstrate knowledge of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety, appropriate to the level of the appointment. Desirable: 1. Experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students. 2. A research publication record. 3. Fluency in one (or more) Asian language will be an asset. FURTHER DETAILS: Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski on (02)9739 2730 or emilian.kavalski@acu.edu.au.  TO APPLY: Click on the following link to apply online: http://careers.acu.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=925658&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=6263&lCategoryID=2283&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

Senior Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders
DEADLINE: Monday, 28 April 2014
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS: Total remuneration valued to $126,951 - $137,827 pa, including salary component $107,402 - $116,697 pa (Academic Classification Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Initiate and contribute to research into the meaning and practices of Asian normative orders, especially Asian normative conceptions of global life and the governance practices that they inform; Demonstrated capacity to seek and secure funding from external bodies; Develop projects on sustainability, security, and social justice in the 'Asian Century', by advancing knowledge about the ways in which Asian normative orders contribute to or hinder initiatives for moving toward economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable; Contribute actively to the strategic direction of the research team on Asian normative orders through the development of relevant and meaningful research programs and initiatives; Capacity to combine original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Essential: 1. Possession of a PhD in a relevant discipline. 2. Firm grasp of Asian norms, their traditions, and the governance practices that they sustain. 3. Comparative knowledge of Asian and non-Asian normative orders. 4. Track record of developing viable analytical and policy concepts and ways of thinking about the shifting meaning and practices of international norms in a fragile and unpredictable global life. 5. Demonstrated familiarity with Non-Western, post-colonial, feminist, and/or critical approaches to International Relations Theory. 6. Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage a number of events/projects at one time, achieve required outcomes, and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment. 7. The experience and vision to foster new initiatives and partnerships. 8. Commitment to teamwork and interdisciplinary research collaboration. 9. A strong record of developing and managing relationships with a range of external stakeholders to the benefit of the research team on Asian normative orders. 10. Distinguished record of research and scholarship. 11. Experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students. 12. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and ethical practice principles, and demonstrate knowledge of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety, appropriate to the level of the appointment. Desirable: 1. Experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students. 2. A research publication record. 3. Fluency in one (or more) Asian language will be an asset. FURTHER DETAILS: Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski on (02)9739 2730 or emilian.kavalski@acu.edu.au. TO APPLY: Click on the following link to apply online: http://careers.acu.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=925654&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=6263&lCategoryID=2283&stp=AW&sLanguage=en.

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