Research Fellow in Education

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
$87,891 - $104,366 per annum
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Play a central role in the production of research products
  • Full-Time, 2 year fixed term role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $87,891 - $104,366 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role

This role is part of a three-person team conducting research into governance and civil society in Papua New Guinea (PNG) under the Knowledge Platform of a major Australian Government initiative, the PNG Governance Facility (PGF). Working with PGF and its local partners, the Knowledge Platform will develop a collaborative and reflective research agenda that will inform and shape effective strategies for progressive social change in PNG. Within this framework, the research fellow will collate, analyse and synthesise a range of quantitative and qualitative data in order to inform good development practice. In addition to high quality academic publications, the research fellow will also produce reports, briefs and other communications that are accessible to PNG institutions and citizens.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will possess a PhD or equivalent with subsequent research experience in a relevant discipline. To be successful in this role you will have the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects. Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills are essential. Demonstrated high quality skills in data analysis, reporting and communication is required for this role. A strong record of publications, conference papers and reports is essential.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 18 December 2016

Position Enquiries: Linda Kelly, Director, Institute for Human Security & Social Change, Institute for Human Security +61 (0) 422 233 955 /

Please note successful applicants will be invited to attend interviews in the second week of January 2017.

Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.