Post Doctoral Research Associate in Education

Darwin, Australia
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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  • 3 years fixed term full time appointment
  • Research Focused Academic Level A - Salary $63,065 to $94,612 per annum
  • 17 percent superannuation plus 6 weeks annual leave

An exciting opportunity for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to conduct and contribute to realist research and evaluation projects.

The College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society is centred around people and cultures. The College delivers teaching across rich and diverse areas such as Humanities and Social Science,Indigenous Futures, Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management, Languages and Linguistics, Creative Arts and Design, and encompasses the public policy research of The Northern Institute. The College draws on significant inter-disciplinary expertise in integrated knowledge systems, particularly Indigenous, to find solutions for emerging social, cultural and economic issues in challenging contexts, and to prepare graduates to be creative thinkers and innovators in a complex changing world. 

As the Post-Doctoral Researcher, you will conduct and contribute to realist research and evaluation projects. The role coordinates and contributes to development of realist methods and methodology, with a particular focus on a realist approach to knowledge translation and utilisation. The role contributes to teaching of realist research and evaluation methods in accredited and non-accredited programs, and to mentoring others in the use of realist methodologies, with a strong focus on developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including government and non-government agencies in the Northern Territory, and collaboration with research partners.

Your responsibilities include, maintaining scholarships in the area of Management and/or pedagogy and, where appropriate, engaging in co-supervision of higher degree research students. Other activities include assisting with the administrative responsibilities of the Business School with a focus on identifying the strategic directions of the School’s research and teaching programs.

To be successful you require a PhD or equivalent qualifications/work experience in, or using, realist research and evaluation coupled with demonstrated high level expertise in realist research and evaluation methodology and methods, including realist review, realist evaluation and other realist research. Demonstrated high levels of analytic skill, including reproductive analysis.

Applications close: 22 March 2018

For more information please contact Dr Gill Westhorp, Professorial Research Fellow, on 0418388224 or

Statement of Claim:

Attention Applicants:

It is a requirement of this selection process that applicants provide a Current Resume / CV, a Statement of Claim addressing the Selection Competencies as listed in the Position Profile.

CDU Diversity Statement:

Charles Darwin University embraces diversity and the innovative ideas, perspectives and experiences our diverse workforce contributes. As a leading employer within the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve their career aspirations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.