Deakin University

DECRA Track Postdoctoral Fellowship (BB-D88B3)

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An exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral research fellow to join a team of leading scholars working across a diverse range of communications, creative arts, social sciences, humanities and education disciplines within Faculty of Arts and Education.

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus or Geelong location, depending on alignment to existing groups
  • Full-time, 2-year fixed team contract
  • Level B $99,346 + 17% Superannuation 
  • In this role you will undertake a two year fellowship aligned to the work of one of the following included in attached position description.

    We are looking to recruit early career researchers who demonstrate outstanding track records, whose areas of research focus align with the Faculty’s research priorities, reflected in our networks and clusters.

    You will be expected to:

    Make an excellent contribution to the Faculty’s research programs by:

  • Undertaking your proposed research project within the Fellowship term.
  • Contributing as appropriate to other research in your Network or Cluster and wider Faculty
  • Growing your research track record of external research grants.
  • Applying for external research funding during the Fellowship, including a DECRA application.
  • Publishing high quality research in journals of high repute and/or with highly regarded publishers.
  • Contributing to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation.
  • Undertaking professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin.
  • Developing relationships with researchers, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes.
  • You will be required to submit an interim report 12 months from the commencement of the Fellowship, and a final report within 2 weeks of the end of the Fellowship.

    To be successful, you will have:

  • A PhD in relevant social science or humanities discipline. (Completed PhD on or after 1 January 2018 and provide evidence of that. Alternatively, together with allowable career interruptions in accordance with the ARC Discovery Program guidelines eligibility rules for DECRA, have an award of PhD date that would be commensurate with a PhD Award Date of 1 January 2018)
  • A strong emerging reputation in education, humanities and social sciences research and scholarship through publications and or/grants that is competitive for the ARC DECRA scheme.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply excellent organisational skills to manage the research project, project budget, reporting to the stakeholders and engagement with the stakeholders.
  • Ability to make a contribution to communities through research and a commitment to our strategic plan.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
  • A track record and research proposal that strongly aligns with one of the .
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