Research Fellow, Future Social Service Institute

Melbourne, Australia
29 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until February 2019
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a. + Superannuation

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.

Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT's City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will work with research teams and partnerships undertaking evaluation in the Future Social Service Institute. The Research Fellow is required to undertake research and evaluation activities in line with the University's research strategy.

The Research Fellow's role is primarily to undertake an evaluation of the co-design and delivery of five curriculum projects at Cert III level in which new knowledge and capabilities are required to support the NDIS and consumer directed care environment. The successful candidate will also plan, develop and engage in high quality evaluation and research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas. You will embed your research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. You will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for this opportunity you will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field as well as an emerging track record and recognition for quality research and evaluation outputs which will contribute to FSSI. You will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with staff and industry and have the ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

To Apply

For further information please contact Paul Ramcharan, Associate Professor on +61 3 9925 4618 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 563551.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.