Community Research Fellow, Māori Communities

Logan, Australia
The total FTE package is in the range $117,160 - $139,131 per annum.
25 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • University Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, Australia |
  • Full-time

Company Description

Creating a brighter future for all

Griffith University is a progressive, values-led university dedicated to learning, leadership, and innovation. This is your chance to help us achieve our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all.

Since opening in 1975, Griffith has grown from one campus and 451 students to become a comprehensive, multi-campus institution, with 50,000 students and more than 200,000 graduates.

Pathways in Place is a program of community empowerment in Logan, supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF). We are focussed on strengthening community-led organisations, particularly among Indigenous, Māori, and Pasifika communities. Our work includes a commitment to co-design and research, maintaining community sovereignty of data and intellectual property, and leveraging university resources to elevate the voice and agency of communities.

Job Description

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Community Research Fellow who has a commitment to social justice and experience in working with multicultural communities, particularly Māori communities. 

Specific elements of our approach include:

  • Prioritising First Nations first, consistent with QLD Government priorities and acknowledged community need;
  • Supporting community-led organisations (CLOs) directly, in order to strengthen their capacity and the self-determination of communities most affected by marginalisation within Logan;
  • Prioritising early childhood education and care (ECEC), as a critical stage of the life cycle; and community languages, identified by CLOs as central to empowerment and self-determination;
  • Working with community-led organisations, mainstream sector providers, and Griffith academics, to co-develop resources, tools and guides to promote cultural reform and inclusive practice across the mainstream service sector in Logan;
  • Collaborating with partners on broader ECEC systems reform in Logan, as a trusted research and evaluation partner;
  • In collaboration with community-led organisations and other partners, developing evaluation frameworks and research outputs, consistent with methodologies of self-determination and data sovereignty (e.g.

What we can offer

This is a 2-year fixed term appointment based at the Logan Campus.  The position is available at full time or part time and can be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Salary Range

The full time equivalent base salary for a Research Fellow (Grade 2) is in the range $100,137 – $118,916 per annum plus 17% superannuation. The total FTE package is in the range $117,160 - $139,131 per annum.

About you

The occupant of this position will hold a PhD, or an equivalent qualification/work with qualitative and/or quantitative research skills and experience working with Māori community organisations.

In addition to the above, you will demonstrate:

  • Project management skills
  • A commitment to social justice
  • Experience in working with multicultural communities, particularly Māori communities
  • A knowledge of the Early Childhood Education and Care sector is desirable.

Additional information

As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

We offer:

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance.
  • Salary packaging options & corporate health discounts.
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the Qualifications above and the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details
  • Please include the details of three supporting referees

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights for the duration of this appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Further Information

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Professor Andrew Harvey, Director, Pathways in Place Program on 0410 512 943 or email

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Jess Smith, Talent Acquisition Partner on +61 7 3735 4062 or

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 3735 4011.

Closing date: Saturday 31 December 2022 at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.