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Purpose and Principles

Our Purpose: To recognise and champion excellence in social science. Our Principles: Excellence Independence Integrity Acknowledgment and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

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15

History of the Academy

1942 – Members of the Australian National Research Council propose the establishment of a Social Science Research Council. 1943 – The Australian National Research Council considers the proposal and establishes a Social Science Research Committee. 1952 – Nine years later, the Social Science Research Committee resolves to become an autonomous body. A draft constitution for the new [...]
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The Academy

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) promotes excellence and encourages outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia. Established in 1971, replacing its parent body the Social Science Research Council of Australia, itself founded in 1942, the academy is an independent, interdisciplinary body of elected Fellows. It is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences.

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15

About the Social Sciences

The social sciences are focused on understanding society and its institutions. The social science disciplines represented by the Academy include: Accounting Anthropology Demography Economic History Economics Education Geography History Law Linguistics Management Marketing Philosophy Political Science Psychology Social Medicine Sociology Statistics
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Governance

The Academy is an incorporated association and a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. It is governed by an elected President and Executive Committee responsible for strategy and direction, and its National Office is led by an Executive Director responsible for day to day management. Sub-Committees of the Executive include the Finance Committee, [...]
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18

President

Current President Professor Jane Hall is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Director of Strategy in the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney. She received the National Health and Medical Research Council Outstanding Contribution Award in 2017 and was named as one of Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women [...]
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Oct
15

National Office

The Academy’s National Office is located in Canberra on the grounds of the Australian National University. A small team of staff work closely with the Academy’s committees and Fellows to manage all aspects the Academy’s programs. Key Contacts Dr Chris Hatherly Executive Director chris.hatherly@socialsciences.org.au 0417 209 425 Michelle Bruce Fellowship Manager michelle.bruce@socialsciences.org.au (02) 6249 1788 [...]
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Oct
15

Careers

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia is an equal opportunity employer comprised of professionals dedicated to supporting and advancing the social sciences in Australia. The Academy is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the social sciences; particularly the involvement and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We're hiring! With the [...]
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Oct
10

Copyright

ASSA respects the rights of all authors and copyright holders. Works, not produced by ASSA, that appear on this website do so with the consent of the artist/s or copyright holder. Any reproduction of these images, photographs or written material is subject to copyright and may not be downloaded or reproduced without the express written permission of the copyright holder.

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Donations and Bequests

Your tax-exempt contribution will assist ASSA to strengthen the impact of social science research and knowledge for the betterment of Australian society. The academy has a vision for the future, and is enhancing its programs to better fulfil its mandate.

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