Australian Centre Research Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
Level A – $75,289 – $102,163 p.a (pro rata). plus 17% super
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time; Fixed-term for 12 months (Maternity leave replacement)
Faculty: Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: Level A – $75,289 – $102,163 p.a (pro rata). plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The Research Coordinator will develop and coordinate the research programs of the Australian Centre. They will support current research projects and initiatives, and identify and secure future opportunities and partnerships.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Support, coordinate and develop the research programs of the Australian Centre as determined by the Director and Deputy Director;
  • Provide research support on project-based work such as compiling, collecting and taking notes on relevant resources including both academic and grey literature, writing literature reviews, as well as data collection, entry and analysis;
  • Provide project management and administrative support on research projects including organising team meetings and maintaining project files;

About You

Your excellent organisational skills together with your ability to coordinate large research projects will allow you to succeed in this role.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A Bachelor level qualification in the humanities or social sciences;
  • Demonstrated research experience in Australian Politics, Settler Colonial Studies and/or Indigenous Studies, and familiarity with current research trends across these three disciplines;
  • High-level research skills including database searching, data collection and analysis, and reviewing literature;
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative research methods;

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself @ UoM

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at We look forward to receiving your application!

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position Description: Research Coordinator PD FINAL.pdf

Applications close: 14 June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time