SSEAC Postdoc opportunity – closes 11 May – Reference no. 295/0218

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is Australia’s premier centre for the multidisciplinary study of Southeast Asia, which responds to the complexity of Southeast Asia as a region and to its growing importance in our rapidly changing world. Drawing on the expertise of over 300 academics across a broad range of disciplines, SSEAC supports research excellence; encourages a new generation of Southeast Asia experts; and partners with government, business and civil society groups to address real-world issues.

SSEAC’s postdoctoral positions are available to postdoctoral researchers working on topics related to our five research clusters—economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts, state and society—in any Southeast Asian country (or countries) and in any discipline. This year, we are offering a postdoctoral position in the area of economic and social development.

Appointees, who may sit within the centre or in a relevant host department, are required to spend up to 20% of their time on centre duties, allocated at the discretion of the SSEAC director. The remaining 80% of their time is available for their own research projects, with research targets set in consultation with the SSEAC director. Candidates who have held their PhDs for no more than five (5) years are eligible to apply. Appointments are for one year, with a possible extension for a second year for high-performing appointees.

In this position, you will:

  • conduct your individual research according to an agreed timeline and scope
  • prepare and submit high-quality publications according to an agreed timeline
  • design, plan, schedule and prepare for implementation of future research projects
  • contribute to the life of SSEAC through a range of SSEAC-related duties

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses:

  • an interest in social and/or economic development in Southeast Asia
  • PhD in a relevant field of study
  • experience conducting original research related to Southeast Asia
  • experience publishing in high-quality journals
  • a willingness and ability to actively contribute to the life of SSEAC

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply, search for the job reference no. 295/0218 on the University of Sydney website.

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