Fellow, Individual Deprivation Measure

Canberra, Australia
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $115,729 - $128,825 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term position up to 30 June 2020

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four Schools within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and one of the world’s leading public policy schools.

The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive measure of multi-dimensional poverty. The IDM is a composite measure made up of 15 dimensions of deprivation and moves beyond the binary threshold to multiple levels of deprivation. The IDM is the first mainstream measure of multi-dimensional poverty designed to be sensitive to the gendered nature of poverty. It was developed through a four-year, multidisciplinary international research collaboration, based at ANU and funded by the Australian Research Council.

The Crawford School of Public Policy is now hosting the next phase of the IDM development (2016-2020), in collaboration with the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The IDM Program will involve further refinement of this composite measure, field studies in up to five countries, analysis of survey data, and communication of the IDM to a global audience.

The Fellow (IDM) based within the ANU Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) team at the Crawford School of Public Policy, plays a major role in the technical and conceptual development of the quantitative components and statistical elements of the IDM, including sensitivity testing and composite index construction.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a PhD in either statistics, demography, economics, or a cognate discipline, with a demonstrated track record of high quality scholarly research and publication, particularly in the area of composite index construction. Experience in analysing large-scale survey data is also required (poverty and gender related topics is desired; competence in use of R is necessary).

For more information about the position, please contact the IDM Program Leader, Professor Sharon Bessell,

E: Sharon.bessell@anu.edu.au

Closing date: 1 August 2018

Position description: IDM Fellow Level C PD.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.