Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $88K - $103K (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
11 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 0.8FTE, 2 years fixed term
  • Exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to join renowned members of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Base Salary $88K - $103K (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their team. This is an opportunity for an early career researcher to join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating the ideologies and practices of anti-racism in Australia. Based in the School of Social and Political Sciences, this Postdoctoral Research Fellow would support and contribute to Australian Research Council funded research being conducted by a team drawn from politics and cultural studies at the University of Sydney and Deakin University. The team, led by Professor Tim Soutphommasane, includes Associate Professor David Smith, Dr Jane Park and Dr Gilbert Caluya.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow's responsibilities will include coordinating research efforts, planning events and workshops, contributing to research outputs and related administration. The ideal candidate is someone who has, or is nearing completion of, a doctorate in a relevant social sciences discipline, such as politics, public policy or sociology. Some scholarly familiarity with research concerning race, anti-racism and diversity is desirable, but not essential. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow would be expected to be a motivated self-starter with strong research, organisational and communication skills.

About you

  • hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, or are nearing completion of such a degree
  • have a promising track record in research
  • a demonstrated interest in and understanding of race, anti-racism and diversity
  • good organisational ability in coordinating research and activities
  • strong written and verbal communication skills.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

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