Research Assistant, Pathways to Politics

Melbourne, Australia
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chancellery
Department/School: Strategy and Culture
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Part time - 9.5% super

About Chancellery

The Chancellery is led by the Vice-Chancellor and has a University-wide focus on:

  • delivering strategic leadership
  • allocating capital according to strategic priorities
  • developing and overseeing a business framework that includes appropriate financial and other organisational planning and controls
  • ensuring identity or brand is consistent with strategic intent and purpose, and
  • overseeing policies and initiatives that develop the academic and professional expertise of University staff members.

About the role

As the Research Assistant/Research Fellow, you will play a key role in the development of an online research and resources hub designed to amplify the Pathway to Politics Program for Women’s impact, outreach, thought leadership and advocacy on the important issue of gender equity in Australian politics. You will make a significant contribution to growing Pathways to Politics’ reputation and establishing it as a world leading platform for female political empowerment, based in a tier one research University.

Please note, this part-time opportunity is available until December 2021.

About you

You will have a research and/or evaluation background in the field of gender and politics, including a developing record of outputs in peer reviewed publications and/or technical reports. You will have knowledge of and an interest in current data and research on the political representation of women nationally and internationally, and the capacity to tailor this research and data so that is accessible to a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences.

You will further have:

  • Undergraduate degree with first class Honours in political science, gender studies or allied field.
  • Knowledge of the research and literature in relation to female political representation in Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting research and developing analyses, summaries, synopses, data infographics and reports that are accessible to diverse academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience of contribution to the development of searchable databases.
  • Experience in working on research projects involving diverse stakeholders and communities


  •  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description

Applications close: 27 Jun 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time