Senior Research Fellow in Social Sciences and Humanities

Geelong/Melbourne, Australia
03 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

SALARY RANGE: $114,145 to $131,255 pa (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term to 31 December 2020
LOCATION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or Melbourne Burwood Campus
FURTHER INFORMATION: Previous applicants need not apply


The Senior Research Fellow will initiate and conduct outstanding research in the area of social sciences and humanities on projects that align with one or more of the following research streams: Diversity and Identity; Development, Inequality and Well-being; Governance, Justice and Security; Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability.

This will include:

  • Provide an excellent contribution to the Faculty’s research programs.
  • Exhibit and/or publish high quality research in national journals of high repute.
  • Contribute to leadership which enhances the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation.
  • Contribute to the development of the Faculty’s research agenda, including in competitive external research funding activities and performance in ERA.


  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area.
  • Nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals, and exhibitions where relevant
  • to the discipline.
  • Success in obtaining and timely completion of external research grants.
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Cayla Edwards, Tel: +61 3 9244 6658, Email:

CLOSING DATE:  Sunday 14 January 2018

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