Editorial Trainees – Call for Expressions of Interest

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) and the editors of the Journal of Australian Studies are seeking expressions of interests from HDR candidates, graduate students in editing programmes, or ECRs, who are interested in Australian Studies and would like the opportunity to gain editorial experience as an editorial trainee with the leading journal in Australian Studies.

We expect to appoint two trainees, one based in Brisbane and one based in Melbourne, initially for one year, although this would also be renewable, beginning in March 2016.

As editorial work on the journal is voluntary, trainees would not be paid, although each trainee will receive a one-off award of $500 to defray costs. Trainees will participate in the deliberations of the editors, and will be invited to attend meetings of the Editorial Advisory Committee. They might be asked to accept special responsibility as a group to work on a particular project for the journal.  We envisage that the traineeship will involve approximately 2 hours of work per week.

Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter accompanying a brief curriculum vitae, with the names of two referees, and a one page outline of why you are interested in the position, and what skills you will bring to it.


For further information please contact the editors Maggie Nolan ( or Julie Kimber (

Please submit expressions of interest to either editor (inc. subject line: EoI: Journal of Australian Studies editorial trainee)


Expressions of Interest close at the end of January, 2016