Senior Research Fellow, Family Therapy

Melbourne, Australia
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Full-Time or Part-Time (0.8 FTE)
  • Fixed Term, 5 years
  • Located at Melbourne (Brunswick)
  • Level C – $119,899 -  $137,724 + 17% superannuation

About the position

The College of Science, Health & Engineering comprises 9 Schools and 16 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. This is a senior research fellow position where the incumbent will be responsible for helping to progress a research and evaluation program within the Bouverie Centre’s Clinical, Workforce Development, Academic, and Indigenous programs. The Senior Research Fellow will be supervised and mentored by the Professor of Systemic Practice (Family Therapy). The incumbent will extend the Bouverie Centre’s existing research activity, identify new opportunities for research and build collaborative projects with the Centre’s extensive industry and research partners. They will contribute to our Higher Degree Research and Academic Programs. This position supports a promotional path, and will suit a researcher seeking to progress their track in the family mental health field.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • A record of original, innovative and internationally recognised research, with evidence of its impact and significance.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and capacity to contribute to building teams.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


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How to apply

Closing date: Thursday 10th February 2022 @ 11:55 pm.

Position Enquiries: Vijaya Rany Schnell via email

Recruitment Enquiries:

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

In order to work onsite in higher education, TAFE, training and adult education settings, the Victorian Government requires workers to provide evidence to their employers that they are fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe Cultural Qualities:

We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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