Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Housing and Homelessness Research

Melbourne, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed Term Contract until 28 Feb 2022
  • $94,671-$112,424 +17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus:

  • Criminology, legal and justice studies
  • Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting
  • Social work, youth work, community services and social policy
  • Sustainability and urban planning

The Role and Your Responsibilities

This research only position will be located in the Unison Housing Research Lab (UHRL) a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, one of Victoria's largest social housing providers. The Research Fellow's role is to undertake a programme of research that involves:

  • Work on existing Unison Housing Research Lab projects, such as the longitudinal study Maximising Impact, which is tracking new social housing tenants over a three-year period;
  • Undertake analysis of administrative datasets held by Unison Housing;
  • Develop and participate in further research into social housing;
  • Develop research proposals that culminate in successful grant applications including competitive grants and contract research.

The Research Fellow will embed their research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. The Research Fellow will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in this role you will have experience in quantitative research methods, including longitudinal survey and administrative data analysis. You will have an emerging track record in housing and homeless research, including quality research outputs such as publications in peer reviewed journals. Imperative to this role will be your experience in project management of funded research and collaborative research and development initiatives.

To Apply

For further information please contact Guy Johnson on (03) 9925 9893 quoting job reference #571320.

Applications close on Friday December 7th, 2018 at 5:00 pm (EST).

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.