Research Fellow Grade 2 (Level B), Crisis Leadership Program

Melbourne, Australia
$104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation
16 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and fixed term for 12 months
  • Level B $104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The position will lead the research for the Crisis Leadership Program and support the research for the francophone Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership. The position will also provide monitoring and evaluation support to the aforementioned programs of Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Initiating, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engaging collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicating outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Ensuring impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Support seeking funding for research and creative activities
  • Building national reputation, based on growing, focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impact
  • Initiate, design, conducts and may lead intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations, to enable major breakthroughs in knowledge and understanding and solutions to complex problems
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead in development of industry partnerships and collaboration to enable major breakthroughs, innovative solutions for future translation into real world impact
  • Support and may lead in applications for external competitive and other funding, and demonstrates sustained efforts
  • Build track record of timely delivery of outcomes for industry partners
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead innovation and translation into policies, frameworks, strategy, priority setting and other outcomes to create positive impact
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead innovation and translation into products, services, new ways of operating and other avenues to create positive impact
  • Support attraction of external funding for commercialization and translation activities
  • Build portfolio of policy and strategy influence, generation of products, services or other innovations with positive real-world impact
  • Demonstrate timely delivery of commercialisation and translation outcomes
  • Supervising honours and/or HDR students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes as well as providing mentoring for professional and career development
  • Establish/expand industry network to create opportunities for placements
  • Support industry partnerships that provide HDRs with industry experience 

 Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions
  • success in obtaining external research funding
  • ability to make a contribution to communities through research
  • capacity to contribute to leadership of research and administration
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Applications for this position close on 23 March 2023.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Working proficiency in both French and English highly desirable
  • Working proficiency in both Ukrainian and English desirable
  • Working proficiency in both Polish and English desirable
  • Infrequent travel may be required to support DESLH and CLP monitoring and evaluation, and research activities (overseas).
  • Driver’s License
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Rachel Routley (CHL Deputy Director) on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.