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Senior Fellow: Australia’s Security and the Rules-based Order

The Lowy Institute seeks an experienced scholar or policy practitioner to lead a three-year research project on Australia’s security and the rules-based order. The purpose of this project is to ground the legal, historical and theoretical discussion on the rules-based order in the strategic challenges facing Australia. Candidates will need to demonstrate command of the intellectual debate about the rules-based order and an ability to apply this knowledge to contemporary issues such as cyber security, drone proliferation, ‘grey zone’ operations and others.

Candidates need to demonstrate practical competency to develop a research program, stage an annual conference, and manage a budget. An ability to write for media publications is highly desirable. Candidates should also demonstrate an excellent understanding of Australia’s defence and foreign policy debate.

The Senior Fellow will conduct their own research and commission external research. The role also involves managing a program of events and conducting outreach activities, including providing commentary in the Australian and international media. The researcher will liaise with a range of Institute stakeholders, including government, non-government organisations and the corporate sector.

This is a rare opportunity for an established researcher to join the Lowy Institute. Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong record of achievement in research or policy in the academic, public or corporate sectors. Candidates should be dynamic and self-starting individuals with excellent analytical and communications skills. They should be clear and fluent writers, have strong interpersonal skills, strong organisational skills and management experience.

To apply for this role please email a one-page cover letter along with your CV to Director of the International Security Program Sam Roggeveen at by 9 July 2019.


General internships

Our internship program aims to connect talented international policy students and professionals with our research staff and programs. You should be interested in contributing to Australian international policy, have excellent time management and administrative skills, think critically, write clearly, and capably manage independent research tasks. Typically you will be enrolled in, or have completed, the final year of undergraduate studies, honours or postgraduate studies. The availability of intern positions depends on the needs of our staff.

The internship program attracts a large number of outstanding candidates and is highly competitive. Our intern alumni include Rhodes scholars, diplomats, soldiers, journalists, and academics. If your application is successful you will work at Level 3, 1 Bligh St on a voluntary basis.

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