Posted: May 24, 2023

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2023

Classification: Academic Level B to Level C
Salary package: Level B: $107,475 - $121,857; Level C: $129,049 - $143,433 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position Overview:

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) and the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University are seeking to make a new continuing academic appointment at level B-C (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer). This position represents a significant future investment in order to build on existing strengths in the Schools. 

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) is a dynamic community of scholars engaged in research on all major sub-fields of the discipline. The School has a long history of excellence in research, in undergraduate education and in postgraduate supervision. ANU is the only university in the country to receive a score of 5, denoting “outstanding performance well above world standards,” for political science in the 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia assessments. ANU was ranked 11th globally (and 1st in Australia) for Politics and International Studies in the 2022 QS rankings of the world’s top universities. Read more:

The Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four Schools within the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and one of the world’s leading public policy schools. The Crawford School is the University's focal point for contributing to public policy research, education and policy impact. Its graduate programs have trained many of the region’s leaders, and its research has impacted on policy making. Public policy scholarship at Crawford School is characterized by high quality, policy-relevant research across a range of disciplines. The Policy and Governance (PoGo) program at the Crawford School conducts research on pressing policy, institutional and development challenges in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Program staff come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and employ in their research a rich variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. There is a strong connection between research and teaching in the program. POGO offers a redesigned and relaunched Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP) and three Graduate Certificates: GC Public Policy, GC Public Management and GC Policy Design and Analysis.

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the areas of Public Policy and/or Public Management, with a focus in the Asia-Pacific region (including Australia). Successful candidates will have outstanding records of demonstrated excellence in research, publications and education in the fields of public policy and public management. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, the appointee will be expected to have an active research agenda, supervise Honours and PhD students and work collegially with other members of the Schools.

The standard teaching load is three courses per year, plus work with honours and graduate students. Courses likely to be taught by the successful applicant include POLS2002 Public Policy Theory and Practice (SPIR, undergraduate) and POOG8062 Public Sector Management (PoGo, postgraduate).

This position is based in Canberra.

ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses, 17% employer contribution to superannuation and eligibility to apply for 6-month research leave every three years. For more information on working at ANU please visit

For more information, please contact:
Head, Policy and Governance, Crawford School of Public Policy, Professor Sara Bice: [email protected]
Head, School of Politics & International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences, Associate Professor Annika Werner: [email protected] 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on [email protected] 

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.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.