Research Assistant to the UNESCO Chair

Melbourne, Australia
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

SALARY RANGE: $60,682 to $66,237 pa pro rata (plus 9.5% super)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-time (29.4 hours per week) and fixed term to 31 December 2018

LOCATION: Melbourne Burwood Campus


This position will provide high-level research assistance and support to the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice and the Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

This will include:

  • Provide high-level support towards the submission of grant applications and reports.
  • Provide high-level editorial support for finalising papers and reports.
  • With limited supervision, provide outstanding research assistance including conducting literature reviews, transcription and drafting documents.
  • Provide outstanding assistance towards the submission of competitive funding proposals including preparation of budgets and coordination of submission.


  • An honours qualification in the social sciences and humanities and/or progress towards a PhD in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Demonstrated experience as a research assistant in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Demonstrated experience with mixed methods research including qualitative (content analysis/nVIVO). and quantitative research skills (use of SPSS; other statistical program for data analysis).
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development of academic publications and grant submissions.

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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