Research Fellow in Geography

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Job no: 0042925
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Salary: UOM Level A– $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super (PhD entry level $101,460 p.a.)

  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a project funded by the Australian Research Council
  • Play a major role in qualitative social research examining young people’s experience of social change in India
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is a fixed term position for a Research Fellow in Geography to join the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences on an exciting research project funded by the Australian Research Council via a Discovery Project grant.

You will be a key member in the design, conduct, analysis and dissemination of qualitative social research examining young people’s experience of social change in India.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing significantly towards the research effort of the team and developing your research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy
  • Preparation of research proposal submissions to internal or external funding bodies as relevant
  • Conducting internationally competitive research, resulting in publications in high impact journals
  • Participating in research seminars and conferences to disseminate research findings
  • Contributing to teaching, training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students

Who We Are Looking For

You will have substantial experience conducting qualitative research with young people in India.  A working knowledge of Hindi or other Indian language relevant to the research will be highly regarded.  You will possess excellent communication skills, both in written and verbal forms, and strong organisational skills in order to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion.

You will also have:

  • Completed a PhD in anthropology, geography or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting qualitative social research and a sound publication record in relevant areas
  • Ability to engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was formally established in 2021, following the merger of the Schools of Geography and Earth Sciences. The new School synergises discipline strengths in geography, atmospheric science and geoscience. The School offers undergraduate and graduate research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science.

The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 6th November2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

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تصنيف الوظيفةEnseignement et recherche scientifique

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