Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Psychology

Brisbane, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School’s web site at

The role

The role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow undertakes research as part the ‘Breaking with the past: Responding to the challenge of identity change’ project funded by the Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Scheme.

The position is expected to supervise or co-supervise research students in relevant areas and to apply for both independent and collaborative funding relevant to the project and research focus.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD (or PhD nearing completion) in Social Psychology or a related field. Demonstrated proficiency carrying out literature reviews within academic databases is essential, as is a developing track record in research publications in national and international journals.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to connect and collaborate with colleagues, present research findings, demonstrate expertise in statistical analysis and database management and have a willingness to learn new statistical and data management techniques.

Sound knowledge of the social identity approach and demonstrated ability to apply social identity theorizing to advance the understanding of social phenomena is desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Multiple roles are available, both full-time and part time. Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment for three years at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,283.50 - $89,285.83 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $77,551.69 - $104,464.42 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Jolanda Jetten, Chief Investigator on +61 7 336 54909 or  

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