Friday, June 12, 2009

Seeking Applications for Review of Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies

AIATSIS is currently seeking applications for a three-month project starting around mid- July, to undertake a full review of the AIATSIS Guidelines for Ethical Research in Indigenous Studies (GERIS) and associated materials. The Guidelines were drafted around ten years ago, and have not been comprehensively reviewed since. A copy of the current Guidelines can be found at

The project will examine developments in ethical practices over the past decade and emerging trends for the future, with the aim of delivering a coherent policy document to guide ethical research involving Indigenous peoples over the next 5-10 years.

Salary will depend on experience, but will be in the range $58,707 to $81,162 plus superannuation and leave benefits. The position is based in Canberra, but there may be an opportunity to undertake part of the project away from Canberra. For applicants living outside Canberra, we may consider an additional allowance for living expenses. On-site car parking in Canberra is free.

More detailed information on these vacancies is attached. If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information, please contact Tony Boxall on 02 6246 1145 or email

Applications should be forward to Recruitment at AIATSIS, GPO Box 553, Canberra, 2601 or email:

The closing date for applications is 26 June 2009.

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