Level A/B Research Fellow, Demography/ACT Education

Canberra, Australia
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic (Level A/Level B)
Salary package: $71,509 – $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2.5 years with the possibility of extension)

Position overview

The School of Demography has been commissioned to provide demographic research and data modelling services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Education Directorate to support enhancement of its student demand projection capability. The Education Directorate’s projections are used to support school infrastructure planning for kindergarten to Year 12 enrolments for all government schools in ACT. Enrolment projections are also informative for broader business planning, including workforce and planning for centrally supplied services.

This position will be required to work collaboratively with the academics in the School of Demography and ACT Education Directorate staff directly responsible for school planning. This includes reviewing existing methods, developing an integrated model framework for school enrolment analysis and projection, and providing education and training to ACT Education Directorate staff in the application of the model and its revisions. In addition, the position will conduct targeted analyses and produce analytical reports on a variety of school enrolment planning issues. It is expected that the methodological developments and key findings resulting from this project will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at academic conferences, subject to approval.

This position is based at the Australian National University in Canberra; however, the appointee will be expected to spend approximately two working days per week with the planning team at the ACT Education Directorate, which is located at 220 Northbourne Avenue (less than four kilometres from the University).

The School of Demography is situated within the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and has the largest concentration of demographers in Australia actively engaged in a broad range of demographic research areas, including fertility, family, ageing, mortality and migration, as well as the interdisciplinary research areas of social networks, gender, modelling, forecasting and the environment.

For further information please contact Professor James Raymer

T: (02) 6125 3699

E: james.raymer@anu.edu.au 

Closing date: 7 June 2019

Position description: Research Fellow

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.