Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rural and Regional Education

Location
Hobart, Australia
Posted
03 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Ref
492396
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) incorporates the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Creative Arts and the Faculties of Law and Education. 

Rural and regional education is a key focus for the School of Education as we seek to gain insight into the unique challenges faced in rural and regional education locally and internationally.  The Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rural and Regional Education works on projects in rural and regional education making a major contribution to preparing funding applications, publishing high quality research, contributing to research higher degree supervision and to the School’s teaching program.

Within the context of the University’s policies and academic performance expectations, the incumbent will be encouraged and supported to grow their personal research portfolio as it aligns with and contributes to the aims of the rural and regional education research focus of the School.

In the role you will:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and international standing, and publish research findings in high quality outlets in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Contribute to securing external competitive and other funding in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Contribute to the successful supervision of honours and research higher degree students in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, relevant professional and industry bodies, and the wider community.

You will be employed on a full-time, fixed term basis for a period of three years.

­To be considered you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • A strong record of high quality research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of rural and regional education, demonstrated by a record of quality publications and presentations at conferences.
  • A record of contributing to successful research funding applications.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with relevant discipline, profession, industry, and wider community.
  • Capacity to work with researchers from a range of disciplines and contribute to the development and maintenance of collaborative interdisciplinary research relationships.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total annual remuneration package of up to $127,368 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 to $108,862 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position, please contact Associate Professor Karen Swabey, Interim Dean and Head of School of Education, Karen.swabey@utas.edu.au

**Please note: your application must as a minimum, include your resume, a cover letter, and your responses to the position/selection criteria as documented in the Position Description. The Position Description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday 28 May 2018