ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards

Adelaide (Suburb), Metropolitan Adelaide (AU)
09 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Take your research to the next level with UniSA Business School
Apply for an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards

The University of South Australia is one of the world’s most exciting young universities (currently 57th in the Times Higher University Rankings Top 150 under 50 years old) and our Business School ranks in the top 1% worldwide.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking to attract outstanding early-career researchers from around the world who will contribute to our research priorities, stimulate new thinking and inform policy and decision-making at the national and international level.

In return, we offer the opportunity to engage in high-impact research and develop an international profile.

At UniSA you’ll work in a vibrant academic environment alongside mentors who are world-class researchers, leaders in their respective fields and committed to building a culture of excellence and a research program that addresses contemporary issues.

The School has expertise across accounting, finance, economics, property, marketing, management, HR, law and tourism and events, and you will benefit for our strong links with leading and like-minded research institutions in North America, Europe, the UK and the emerging economies of Asia.

Opportunities to come to Australia are now offered through the Australian Government’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) program, which provides up to AU$40,000 a year in project funds, additional to salary.

For candidates attracted to UniSA, the Business School offers a highly competitive package that includes salary top-up, supplementation for project costs, access to internal funding, career development, international study programs and cutting-edge infrastructure. We also will cover the cost of visas for successful applicants.

This is an exciting opportunity to build your research career in one of Australia’s most respected Business Schools while enjoying one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The next DECRA funding round will open on 1 February 2017 for funding beginning 1 January 2018.

However, expressions of interest should be submitted by 28 November 2016, so we encourage all potential candidates to make contact as soon as possible with a member of staff who may be a suitable mentor or with Dr David Beecham (Business School Grant Developer) at, Tel +61 (0)8 8302 7335 or Skype: UniSABusinessResearch .

About the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

The DECRA program is delivered by the Australian Research Council to provide focused support for researchers and, in particular, to create more opportunities for early-career researchers. Further information can be found at

Awards normally are offered to academics who were awarded their PhD no more than five years previously, or earlier if they can demonstrate periods of significant career interruption. Researchers from any nationality may apply, but must reside predominantly in Australia for the duration of their Award.

These Awards are highly competitive and an excellent track record in terms of citations and attracting external funding is essential. The Business School can provide guidance and support to applicants in order to develop and submit applications.

About UniSA Business School

Established in 1991, UniSA is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities in terms of size, impact and reputation, and jumped two bands in the most recent Times Higher Education rankings.

The Business School ( is one of the university’s strengths and is one of just nine institutions in Australia and 163 globally to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our research was assessed as world-class. We have particular strengths in marketing and management and are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth.

Our per capita research funding is more than twice the Australian average and over the past four years our research income has doubled and we have seen a 50% increase in the number of articles our researchers published in top-tier journals.

We work with more than 200 companies, governments and organisations, and many of these are long-standing relationships built on common goals and shared values. We are proud that we have helped many partners change the way they make decisions, develop policies and do business.

About Adelaide

Adelaide has been named the world’s fifth most liveable city for five years in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit and both the New York Times and Lonely Planet have recently named it one of its top cities to visit.

Adelaide offers safety, stability, a high standard of living and an exciting lifestyle, based around a world-class program of arts, cultural and sporting events and a vibrant dining scene. A Mediterranean climate means the 1.3 million residents spend a lot of time outdoors.

The city is well planned, traffic flows easily, public transport is efficient, there is a wide range of accommodation options and the cost of living is generally the lowest on Australia’s mainland.

The metropolitan area is bounded by a line of sandy beaches to the west and the Adelaide Hills to the east, while some of Australia’s best wine regions are little more than an hour’s drive to the north and south.

UniSA’s Business School is based on its City West Campus on North Terrace in the heart of the CBD, just a short walk from the main shopping and cultural precincts.

You can read more about our city and State at and more about working at UniSA at