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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A), School of Education

Adelaide, Australia
$72,829 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Research Fellowships, Postdocs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $72,829 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full-time opportunity available for 24 months.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team in the field of inclusive education, focusing particularly on strategies to help autistic children and young people.

The Team consists of researchers from the South Australian Government, Autism CRC, Positive Partnerships, Flinders University, Tabor College, the University of Adelaide, and the University of South Australia.

The successful candidate will work closely with our research group to contribute to a cutting-edge research project, design innovative learning interventions, and advance our understanding of effective educational strategies for inclusive education, particularly with autistic children and young people. This position offers a unique opportunity to make significant contributions to the field of inclusive education while gaining valuable research experience across multiple, collaborative, and dynamic environments. As part of the role this person will be placed in two industry placements with the South Australian Government for three days per week – one day at Office for Autism and two days at Department for Education – and at the University of Adelaide for the other 2 days a week.

This role requires the appointee to contribute to the research project, developing ethics applications, supporting research design decisions with input on methodology and methods, and to contribute to the dissemination of research outcomes. The appointee will also be expected to engage with industry and support supervision of students as required. The appointee will work regular work hours and will not be expected to routinely work after hours or on weekends.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • A sound understanding and demonstrated ability to conduct research in inclusive education and autism in particular.
  • Emerging track record of high-quality publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Experience in project administration with a demonstrated ability to plan, document and monitor activities.

We welcome and encourage neurodivergent individuals to apply.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this opportunity, applicants must hold existing and unrestricted work rights in Australia.

Wherever possible, reasonable workplace adjustments can be made for staff with disabilities.

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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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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

Click here to view the Selection Criteria and to apply for the opportunity:

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 Selection Criteria

Applications close 11:55pm, 22 December 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Susan James Relly
School of Education

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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