Multiple Opportunities, Deakin Defence Education at the Australian War College

By November 12, 2021Uncategorised

Join a world-class Deakin team – prepare, and inspire, the next generation of defence leaders at the Australian War College

About the opportunity

Deakin University is recruiting several important academic positions to join a team of established colleagues from Deakin Faculty of Arts and Education at the Australian War College. The right candidates will bring experience and contemporary insights into the design, development and delivery of innovative curriculum for courses including the Australian Command and Staff Course and the Defence and Strategic Studies Course. In addition, staff will develop applied research that can align with the teaching program and defence priorities, building collaborations across Deakin and with external partners.

The positions are full time, continuing based at Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory.


About the Australian War College

Since 2001, Deakin has supported the education and professional development of the next generation of senior defence leaders through its partnership with the Australian Defence College. This partnership is currently facilitated through the Australian War College.

The Australian War College is Australia’s senior professional military education institution and aims to provide graduates with an intellectual edge through a broad education in contemporary and future strategic challenges and opportunities. Deakin supports the Australian War College through the design and development of course units, academic advice to the leaders and facilitators of the program, and through the provision of postgraduate course options.


Available Positions

All the positions report to the Academic Principal, from Deakin Faculty of Arts and Education at the Australian War College, and are based at Weston Creek campus in Canberra, Australia.

The new team members will join over the next two terms, in line with teaching requirements. The first group to commence in March 2022 includes the following appointments:

  1. Senior Lecturer / Assoc Prof in Strategic Studies
  2. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Military Studies
  3. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Military History
  4. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Technology

The second group to commence in August 2022 are:

  1. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Diplomacy
  2. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies
  3. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in War Studies

To learn more, and to apply

To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact the search firm assisting Deakin, Dr Rosalind De Sailly and Jack Andrew-Kabilafkas via email to DeakinWC@desailly.com.au

Full applications are to include a cover letter outlining what you bring to the team, a full CV, a statement systematically and individually addressing the selection criteria, contact details of 3-5 nominated referees, and indicate your earliest start date in Canberra.

Applications must be submitted to the email address above, and will be considered from late November.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Deakin value diversity and aims to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.


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