APP: Two year postdoc on North Korea, ANU

Applications are invited from suitably qualified scholars 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. The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of academic publications on North Korea.

S/he will pursue both independent and team-based research consistent with the project, which focuses on “informal life politics”: 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. S/he will work under the supervision of the Laureate Fellow, and also assist in project management, in supporting the work of other members of the research team and in supervising and mentoring postgraduate students. With other project team members s/he will communicate ideas and findings generated by the project to a wider audience though high quality publications and through project conferences and workshops.

Applicants should submit a full CV, a statement addressing each of the selection criteria, a 3-page research proposal (demonstrating how his/her research will contribute to understanding of informal life politics in the North Korean and broader regional context), and three referees’ reports, due by the closing date.

The University actively encourages and welcomes applications from candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and is working hard to support their choices and inclusion in the workplace. If you are interested in talking about working at ANU as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, please contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on T: +61 2 6125 5981 or

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki T: +61 2 6125 2277 E:

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Please direct all enquiries to Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki.