Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Education

Melbourne, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Peninsula campus
Employment: Full-time
Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Education is now in an exciting time where the first National Programmatic Study of early childhood science, engineering and technologies has been established in the Peninsula Campus. The project expects to generate new knowledge about concept formation of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in play-based settings and homes. The leader is Professor Marilyn Fleer, who was awarded the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship. This named Australian Laureate Fellowship is awarded to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. For more information, visit the Fleer's Conceptual Playworld website..

We are looking for three experienced Senior Research Fellows to work alongside a team of six PhD students to provide research on conceptual play by examining imagination in play, science, engineering and technology. This new and elite team of scholars will be funded through the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme.

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline coupled with demonstrable experience associated with young children
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality journals with an emerging record of publications and conference papers
  • Demonstrated high levels of organisational skills with the ability to plan and manage research funds
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment

The 2018 ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship includes an ambassadorial role that promotes women in research. The successful candidate will be in a supportive environment that is specifically designed to mentor women.

There is opportunity for this role to be extended further depending on the progress of the Project.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Marilyn Fleer, Education Peninsula Campus, +61 3 9904 4235.

Position Description

Senior Research Fellow

Closing Date

Friday 23 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT