Research Fellow in Ecological Knowledges of Country

Melbourne, Australia
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of BioSciences
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
Salary: Level A: $73,669* – $99,964 (*PhD entry level $93,130) or Level B: $105,232 - $124,958. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s research record, qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Science promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of our First Nations communities. The Faculty of Science strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and if seeking support in submitting an application you are welcome to contact the Faculty Indigenous Career Development Partner by emailing your contact details and position number to

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time. View the benefits of working at the University here:

The Faculty of Science is one of the most highly regarded Science faculties in Australia and has been recognised internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge. We are a multidisciplinary faculty comprising of seven schools and enrolling over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Science is a thriving, passionate and internationally networked community. We have a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning and play an important role in Australia's participation in the global knowledge economy.

The Opportunity

The appointee will work with a team of researchers in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group, the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at The University of Melbourne and the Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI). In this role you will contribute to research practices and other initiatives that strengthen knowledge sharing amongst Traditional Owners, Aboriginal community groups, other land managers and researchers, to care for country and improve environmental management.

This position is an exciting new initiative of the Faculty of Science and ARI that aims to help build the capacity of researchers within both institutions to engage meaningfully with Traditional Owners and to help create and maintain partnerships with Aboriginal communities that are reciprocal, delivering mutual benefit and grounded in two-way learning.

Position Description

Applications close: 12 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time