Research Fellow, Melbourne Law School

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0059877
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Melbourne Law School
Department/School: Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Salary: Academic Level B $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

About the Role

The Research Fellow will work with the MSEI Director Professor Jo Barraket and academics and a PhD researcher at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland, and with our partner organisations, to manage and contribute to the research project: Activating employment futures through work integration social enterprise, funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Program [LP220100323].

The Research Fellow will be required to work independently and proactively across organisational boundaries, managing project activities, contributing to data collection and analysis, and delivering applied research outputs according to grant requirements. The position will also contribute to academic outputs arising from these projects with other members of the project team. They will be supported in their work and professional development by the collegial and collaborative work environment of MSEI

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for people who demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of and interest in social enterprise
  • Knowledge of participatory and/or co-productive methods in the design and delivery of applied research
  • Experience in organisational/business analysis

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant analytical discipline, including policy studies, sociology, or management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary debates related to inclusive employment and/or Australia’s employment services system
  • Experience in effective research project management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within small teams and across organisational boundaries with a variety of project stakeholders

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Melbourne Social Equity Institute

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute is committed to achieving fairer societies through research that makes a difference.

We conduct and facilitate interdisciplinary research that addresses the causes and consequences of social inequities and advances knowledge about effective ways to respond.

We are leaders in community-engaged and co-productive research for social change. Our work contributes to changing public policy and perceptions, as well as improving social and organisational practices. Our approach creates opportunities for researchers, community organisations and people with lived expertise to develop their skills in working together.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 8 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:Download File 0059877_Research Fellow_PD.pdf

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