Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Brisbane, Australia
The total package is in the range $96,360 - $146,089 per annum.
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Creating a brighter future for all

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence against Women (CEVAW) is the world’s first Centre to tackle the full range of forms of violence against women in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. CEVAW aims to transform our understanding of the problem by examining the structural drivers that cause and compound violence against women (VAW), and pioneering new, evidence-based approaches to inform trajectory-altering practice and policy. CEVAW will generate fundamental knowledge on the causes of violence, the contexts in which it occurs, and the most effective and efficient responses. This interdisciplinary research will be data-driven, Indigenous-centred and co-designed with partners. CEVAW brings together over 40 world-leading experts to develop scalable approaches to eliminate violence against women across the legal, security, economic, health, and political systems of Australia and the region. Headquartered at Monash University, CEVAW comprises 14 chief investigators at seven Australian institutions, 15 partner investigators worldwide, 33 partner organisations and over 100 HDR students and postdoctoral fellows. By building strategic and strong partnerships with Australian and international research institutions and partner organisations, CEVAW will translate research into innovative tools and strengthened capacity to drive the elimination of violence against women. With almost $50M investment from the ARC and contributing organisations, CEVAW is poised to make a significant, global impact.

At CEVAW, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, safe and supportive environment free from discrimination and marginalisation that upholds the principles of respect, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to research that is anti-colonial and a policy of zero tolerance of racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and all forms of bullying and harassment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions.

About theOpportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to join our team and contribute to the research project on Preparedness for Exogenous Shocks and Violence Against Women (VAW), researching the impact of different shocks on types of VAW in the Indo-Pacific region. 

The Research Fellow will work as part of a team with CEVAW Partners and Organisations. The Research Fellow will lead the fieldwork, data collection, and data management across multiple sites in the Indo-Pacific region.

Key responsibilities of this position include but not limited to:

  • Maintain a good publication record of high impact, international, esteemed peer-reviewed journals and seek competitive funding.
  • Contribute, as a member of the team and independently, to the Centre’s research projects.
  • Manage the preparation and formulation of publications, workshops, presentations and research reports arising from the research.
  • Involvement in professional and training activities connected to CEVAW, attendance at conferences and seminars, subject to availability of funds.
  • Assist in mentoring and supervision of higher degree research candidates.
  • Contribute to educational activities within CEVAW (e.g. guest lectures, short master classes and workshops).
  • Administrative functions primarily connected with their area of research and supervision of Research Assistants. 
  • Attendance at regular meetings associated with the research project and CEVAW, and membership of a limited number of committees.

This is a full time, fixed term (3 years)position based at the Nathan campus and involving travel to research locations. The position will be located in the Griffith Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director (Indo-Pacific Research).

About You

To be successful in this role, you will hold a PhD in political science / international relations (within last 5 years), with specialist knowledge of gender in the Indo Pacific region.

In addition to the above, you will demonstrate:

Evidence of publication of high-quality research on sexual and gender-based violence during exogenous shocks (conflict/war and environmental disasters). Knowledge of interdisciplinary and Indigenous-centred research approaches. Commitment to apply for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and with partner organisations, and a demonstrated ability to work independently in a research environment to meet project deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills. A demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate manner with other staff in the workplace.

Salary Range

The base salary for a full-time Research Fellow (Grade 1) is in the range $82,359 - $96,473 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $96,360 - $112,873 per annum.

The base salary for a full-time Research Fellow (Grade 2) is in the range $105,144 - $124,862 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $123,019 - $146,089 per annum.

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.

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 About you section above and the position description).
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details.

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

Further Information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Sara Davies, Deputy Director (Indo-Pacific Research) ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) on

For application queries, please contact Jinita Dhall, Talent Acquisition Partner on

Closing date: Thursday, 26th October 2023 at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.