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DECRA Track Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 500319
Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Arts

  • 3 positions, 2 year fixed-term contract
  • Melbourne Burwood campus
  • Academic Level A / Level B + 17% Superannuation

Fantastic opportunity for a Research Fellow to join a team of established colleagues in a leading social sciences and humanities research institute.

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation aims to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed method multidisciplinary research.

The DECRA Track Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting high-quality research in an area of the social sciences or humanities that aligns with one of the four research streams

of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI). Possible areas of research include youth and digital citizenship, social cohesion, security and peace, science and society, migration, diversity and heritage.

This role will see you actively involved in the research activities and academic community of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI).

This is a full time 2-year fixed term contract based at the Burwood Campus.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide an excellent contribution to the Institute’s and Faculty’s research programs
  • Exhibit and /or publish high quality research in journals of high repute
  • Contribute to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation
  • Contribute to the research achievement of the Faculty
  • Undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin
  • Develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A PhD in relevant social science or humanities discipline. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to sociology, politics, international relations, cultural studies, anthropology and gender studies.
  • Emerging reputation in humanities and social sciences research.
  • Eligibility for the ARC DECRA scheme for submission in DE23 and/or DE24
  • A research proposal and record of accomplishment that is competitive for the ARC DECRA scheme.
  • Ability to contribute to communities through research and a commitment to our strategic plan.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in one or more of the following research areas: youth and digital citizenship, social cohesion, security and peace, science and society, migration, diversity and heritage.

Applications for this position close on 4th November 2020.

Download File PD - DECRA Track Research Fellow.pdf

Please submit your updated resume, a cover letter and Research Proposal (you must use the attached Research Proposal template).

Download File DECRA Track_Full_Research_Proposal_Template.docx

In the cover letter (maximum two pages), please explain your interest in and suitability for the role, including examples demonstrating capability, your skills and your aspirations for the position.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Yvonne Williams, Senior Administrator Officer on y.williams@deakin.edu.au or + 61 3 9251 7467.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/


Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly, supportive and challenging working environment. Our staff are committed to making a genuine difference to people’s lives through excellence in education and research.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all of whom share a common interest in lifelong learning.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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