Research Fellow (B) (with PhD), School of Humanities

Adelaide, Australia
$114,245 per annum plus 17% superannuation
14 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level B) $114,245 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full-time opportunity available immediately for three years and nine months.

Exciting opportunity to work on projects related to a new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre on Accelerated Future Crop Development run jointly by Australian National University and the University of Adelaide, and on other research related to food/agricultural values.

The successful candidate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team led by Prof Rachel A. Ankeny at Adelaide. The project will involve research on Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) and Community Engagement in agriculture, and development and implementation of training in these areas for next-generation scientists working in agricultural technologies, with a goal of building capacities within science, farming, and other stakeholder communities to engage in scientific practices that are simultaneously innovative, responsible, and publicly beneficial.

This role will contribute to all phases of the research, support development of training modules, assist with management and administration of the ITTC project and additional smaller projects across multiple sites, and contribute to peer-reviewed publications as well as policy recommendations.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Philosophy (applied ethics or philosophy of science), Science and Technology Studies, Science Policy, Food Studies, Rural Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, or a related field.
  • Excellent research skills including experience in literature reviews and analysis, and in empirical studies (e.g., participatory approaches, focus groups, surveys, interviews) particularly relating to agriculture/food values.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Track record of high-quality publications appropriate to stage of career.
  • Capacity to undertake administrative and other duties related to research management.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 15 September 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Rachel A Ankeny
Professor, School of Humanities
P: +61 (8) 8313 5570

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.