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Job vacancy: NCSEHE Senior Research Fellow

We have an exciting opportunity for a collaborative, self-motivated Senior Research Fellow to join the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education on a fixed-term basis.

You will have an excellent track record in publication and conducting high-level research within the higher education equity field. This experience will include a comprehensive knowledge of Australian equity issues, an ability to translate equity related research into policies and practice as well as research project management skills. You will be prepared to mentor early career researchers, contribute to research publications/other outputs and provide PhD supervision whilst undertaking nationally and internationally competitive research.

We can offer you a cohesive and high-functioning team, with clear objectives and goals in relation to higher education equity research, policy and practice.

This role may be offered at an ALB or ALC level, depending on experience.

Duties will include:

  • Foster and promote the development of a collegial and supportive working environment.
  • Provide leadership and foster and promote relationships with professional bodies, industry and affiliated associations, government departments, and the wider community.
  • Play a significant role in research projects, including leadership of research team/projects.
  • Produce quality research outputs with publication in high quality journals, report publications and also the development of policy papers consistent with an international reputation in the discipline.

You will bring to the role:

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline such as education, sociology , social theory and the broad field of social sciences.
  • An established record of research outputs (journal articles, books, research reports, discussion papers, editorials) in high-quality outlets relevant to the broad field of higher education equity and participation.
  • Evidence of an established national reputation and growing international profile by, for example, journal standing, citation indices, independent critical acclaim or equivalent esteem measures, prizes and awards, or invitations to present at prestigious institutions, events or major conferences.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to provide research leadership, this may include strategic involvement in peak bodies and organisations, editorial boards and conference committees.
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications and record of obtaining research income.
  • Experience leading and managing small research teams.
  • Demonstrated experience and record of providing supervision to HDR students and teaching within a higher education context.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.

How to apply

Full details are available on the Curtin University website.

Applications close 9:00 pm AWST, Monday 23 March 2020

Posted 24 February 2020 Posted in Editorial, General