Research Officer in Education

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
$63,111- $85,604 p.a
21 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, Fixed-term position until December 2017
  • $63,111- $85,604 p.a + super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Education Portfolio is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University's strategies related to RMIT's academic programs and the RMIT student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources. The Education Portfolio plays a key role in empowering students to access education, participate actively in the life of the University and achieve successful and fulfilling lives beyond graduation. The provision of a stimulating and satisfying experience for students is a priority for the University.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Officer will work closely with the Belonging Focus Area project leaders to undertake dedicated research activities and provide assistance with projects to produce high quality, internationally recognised research, and to assist with administrative processes, as required by the project leaders. The Research Officer will undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Research Officer will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have evidence of high quality research outputs including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field of Learning and Teaching. Highly organised, you will demonstrated the ability to meet deadlines and to effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required. Important to this role will be your ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and institutional stakeholders. Furthermore, you will have high level written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to negotiate and liaise effectively with teaching and professional staff.

To Apply

For further information please contact Bronwyn Clarke on +61 3 9925 5349 using job reference number #556859. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description which can be acccesed by visiting and search using job reference number 556859. Applications close on Sunday 9th April 2017.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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