Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economic and Social Development
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC)
- Opportunity to prepare publications and conduct new independent and/or collaborative research
- Located at Camperdown Campus
- Full-time fixed term for 12 months, extendable to two years for high performers, remuneration package: $114K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is Australia’s premier centre for the multidisciplinary study of Southeast Asia, which responds to the complexity of Southeast Asia as a region and to its growing importance in our rapidly changing world. Drawing on the expertise of over 300 academics across a broad range of disciplines, SSEAC supports research excellence; encourages a new generation of Southeast Asia experts; and partners with government, business and civil society groups to address real-world issues.
SSEAC’s postdoctoral positions are available to postdoctoral researchers working on topics related to our five research clusters—economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts, state and society—in any Southeast Asian country (or countries) and in any discipline. This year, we are offering a postdoctoral position in the area of economic and social development.
Appointees, who may sit within the centre or in a relevant host department, are required to spend up to 20% of their time on centre duties, allocated at the discretion of the SSEAC director. The remaining 80% of their time is available for their own research projects, with research targets set in consultation with the SSEAC director. Candidates who have held their PhDs for no more than five (5) years are eligible to apply. Appointments are for one year, with a possible extension for a second year for high-performing appointees.
In this position, you will:
- conduct your individual research according to an agreed timeline and scope
- prepare and submit high-quality publications according to an agreed timeline
- design, plan, schedule and prepare for implementation of future research projects
- contribute to the life of SSEAC through a range of SSEAC-related duties
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses:
- an interest in social and/or economic development in Southeast Asia
- PhD in a relevant field of study
- experience conducting original research related to Southeast Asia
- experience publishing in high-quality journals
- a willingness and ability to actively contribute to the life of SSEAC
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Closing date: 11:30 pm Sunday 13 May 2018
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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