Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Wollongong, Australia
07 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed-term, full-time appointment (until December 2021)

The Early Start initiative is focused on creating educational programs, experiences and networks that enrich the way we understand and interact with children, families and communities. The initiative aims to give children the best possible start in life and is particularly focused on bringing about better outcomes for children from regional, rural, remote and disadvantaged communities. Play, Pedagogy and Curriculum is one of the four research groups.

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a recently awarded ARC Discovery Project Grant which will examine the nature of adult-child interactions during technology use. Experience in the supervision of research assistants, coordination of data collection, working with educators, managing RCTs, and the analysis of data is essential. The successful candidate will also implement, under the mentorship of senior Early Start researchers, a program of research relating to play, pedagogy and curriculum for pre-school-aged children.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Lisa Kervin on + 61 2 4221 3968

Note: Applications submitted via email will not be considered. All applications must be submitted online via the UOW job portal. For further information please contact

The University of Wollongong is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, and a recognised leader in gender equality, we encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and people including: culturally and linguistically diverse, women, disability, LGBTIQ+, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 21/11/2019, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level B: $99,019 - $114,353 + 17% superannuation
HR Contact: Jess Morgan
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