Management and Selection of the Australian Studies Visiting Professorial Chair

14 September 2017

Sector: Education and Australian Studies

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: International Australian Studies Association (InASA)

Project description

The project involves the management and selection of the 2018/9 and 2019/20 Australian Studies Visiting Australian Professorial Chair, at Japan’s prestigious University of Tokyo (Centre for Pacific and American Studies).

This process will consist of advertising and promoting applications from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences for the Chair position.  It will then involve the appointment of the Chair(s) and advertisement of the successful candidate.

The position was created in 1999 with Australia-Japan Foundation support and the Visiting Professor is required to maintain and expand Japanese academic interest and expertise on Australia in Japan. 


Key dates:

  • Call for applications released by InASA on their blog, InASA blog, Facebook etc, 07 August 2017 to 29 September 2017
  • Selection Committee Interviews with shortlisted applicants, 17 November 2017 (TBC)
  • Email campaign to the Directors/PVCs and Heads of relevant Australian University Departments, 07 August 2017 to 29 September 2017
  • Press Release of Successful candidate(s), 30 November 2017

Social media: InASA website

Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $27,500.00 (GST inclusive)

Total project value: $27,500.00 (GST inclusive)

Last Updated: 14 September 2017
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Professor Helen Gilbert, 2017-18 Visiting Australian Professorial Chair at the University of Tokyo Japan. Professor Gilbert is a world-class scholar in postcolonial theatre and performance studies, and her research concentrates on issues relating to race and representation, indigeneity, cultural identity, nationalism, democracy, and the politics and aesthetics of cross-cultural engagement. Credit: Royal Halloway University of London