First listed on: 12 May 2022


Ref 2236/22 Research Theme Fellows, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International) 

“This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander person. Being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised under Section 14(D) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW."

Western Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most dynamic universities, with a geographic footprint across one of the nation’s most important economic and diverse metropolitan regions. Our research reputation facilitates research partnerships across the world, creating a global network around Western’s research and our research community. The University’s research concentration and achievement is reflected in the recognition of its excellence – nationally and internationally.

Western Sydney University is looking for innovative, collaborative, solution-focussed researchers to work with leading academics in the research themes of Education & Work and Environment & Sustainability. Your role as a Research Theme Fellow will be to connect Western’s research strengths with key issues within your theme and expertise, using those connections to make lasting change.

As a Research Theme Fellow, you will have the opportunity to create a lasting platform of stakeholder engaged research and accelerate your research career. The successful applicants will have a developing strong international standing and research reputation, an excellent research background with industry and community links, the potential to win competitive research income, and an outstanding publication record relative to career stage.

Western Sydney University is seeking to appoint a Research Theme Fellow in the following areas:

Education and Work: with a background and interest in Indigenous Education; Equity in the Workforce; Early Childhood Education and/or Industry and Workplace Change.

Environment & Sustainability: with a background and interest in Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, and/or practices pertaining to Food, Water & Sustainability; Agriculture & Protected Cropping; Bushfire and Natural Hazards and/or STEM in the Environment.

Applicants must hold a research doctoral degree (equivalent to an Australian PhD degree), and preference will be given to external applicants and applicants who have joined Western Sydney University within approximately two years of the closing date for applications. Fellows will be expected to commence their appointment by mid-2022 and will undertake their research in Institutes, Schools or Strategic Research Initiatives, as appropriate, for a period of up to four years with a maximum 30% teaching load.

For Fellows with exceptional performance there will be opportunity for an ongoing position to be negotiated after the completion of the third year of the Fellowship.

For further information about this position and what is required to apply, please refer to the Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Guidelines, Position Description and Application Form.

Applications must be prepared in accordance with the Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Guidelines and submitted on-line via the University’s Careers webpage by the stated closing date. IMPORTANT - Please download and complete the 2022 Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Application Questions attached and provide this with your online submission.

See attached the Guidelines for Confirmation of Identity for Indigenous Australians.

Remuneration Package: Remuneration Package: Academic Level C $155,383 to $178,242 p.a. (comprising salary $131,433 to $150,971 p.a. plus 17% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading).

Position EnquiriesDavid Fraser

Closing Date: 8.30pm, Wednesday 1 June 2022.

To be eligible for these positions, you must provide evidence of your full-time Working Rights in Australia at time of application.

Please click here to view Position Description

Please click here to view Research Theme Fellow Scheme Application Questions

Please click here to view Research Theme Fellow Scheme Guidelines

Please click here to view Guidelines for Confirmation of Identity for Indigenous Australians

Full details on how to apply for these positions can be found at our website. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.

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