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Macquarie is hiring an anthropologist of Aboriginal Australia

19 May, 2009

Macquarie is hiring again! Please spread the word to anyone who works on the anthropology of Aboriginal Australia. Below is the official job ad, and here’s a link to where you can submit an online application.

The Department is seeking to appoint an anthropologist to a teaching and research position in our department where exciting new synergies are developing after a series of fresh appointments. The appointee will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including PhD theses and our Masters degrees in Applied Anthropology, and in Development Studies and Cultural Change.

Essential Selection Criteria: Experience and commitment to fieldwork in Australian Indigenous communities & demonstrated capacity to contribute to the teaching, research and supervision of Anthropology of Aboriginal Australia; PhD in Anthropology or related discipline; Demonstrated research record relative to opportunity as evidenced by peer reviewed publications.

Desirable Selection Criteria: The area of academic specialization is open but could include any of the following fields: Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of Performance, Anthropology of Environment, Health, Art or Law.

The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis and may be subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.

Enquiries: Dr Christopher Houston on +61-2-9850-8471 or email

Package: From $84,949 pa, including Level B (Lecturer) base salary $71,783 to $85,121 pa annual leave loading and up to 17% employer’s superannuation.

Information on the Department of Anthropology is available from

This appointment is currently governed by the terms of the Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement 2006-2009.

Closing date: 7 June 2009

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