Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
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SYDNEY SOUTHEAST ASIA CENTRE
The University is seeking a Director for the new Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), which formally commenced operations on 1 July 2012. SSEAC has been established to capitalise on the University’s already deep engagement with Southeast Asia in ways that respond to policy needs as well as intellectual challenges. It aspires to be Australia’s premier centre of interdisciplinary excellence on Southeast Asia, forging an innovative and engaged approach to a region marked by rich diversity, by challenging problems, and by countries, communities and cultures that have a rapidly changing sense of their own place in the world. For more information about the centre, visit sydney.edu.au/sseac
As Director, you will:
- bring together and inspire scholars from across the University
- develop strategies to encourage interdisciplinary research on Southeast Asia, involving academics from across the University, and attract funding for that research
- increase the visibility of Sydney’s interdisciplinary potential, making Sydney an obvious partner for governments and organisations with an interest in Southeast Asia
- oversee the establishment of a Graduate Program, which provides support for research higher degree students from across the University who are from or working on Southeast Asia and the development of an undergraduate pathway for students with an interest in the region
- develop a strategy for engagement with Southeast Asian community organisations
- supervise a small team of administrative staff and potentially a small number of academic appointments
- oversee the centre’s budget.
As well as being a senior academic with a distinguished record of research and engagement in one or more of the countries of Southeast Asia with capacity in at least one Southeast Asian language, you will be a lateral thinker, capable of moving beyond the strictures of the traditional area studies centre model to harness and build on Southeast Asia interest. You will also have a sophisticated appreciation of Southeast Asia as a region, a commitment to disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity, and outstanding academic leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Appointed as a professor of the University, you will also be expected to meet the University’s general criteria for an appointment at the professorial level.
The position is full-time for a period of five years in the first instance. A salary package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated.
CLOSING DATE: 5 November 2012
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. Appointment is on merit; as women are under-represented at this employment level.
How to apply
For more information and to apply, please visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number 1606/0912. Enquiries regarding the position may be directed to Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, on +61 2 9036 5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org For general information about the recruitment process, please contact Mr Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager, on + 61 2 8627 1214 or email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Social Sciences
South Asian History / Studies