Post-Doctoral Fellow – Education (2 Positions)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 04 Dec 2023

  • $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEV B)
  • Full-time, Fixed-term (3 years), Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses
  • Open to candidates with the current work rights

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – EDUCATION (X2 POSITIONS)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
MT LAWLEY and JOONDALUP CAMPUSES
$110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEV B)
FIXED TERM (3 YEARS each), FULL TIME (1.0FTE)  

Overview
Teachers of tomorrow choose ECU’s School of Education because we are leaders in teacher education and education research. With over 5000 students and a proud history of teacher education since 1902, the School has consistently been recognised as one of the highest-ranking schools of education in Australia for student satisfaction. Our dedicated staff is committed to equipping aspiring and practicing teachers with the skills, knowledge and experiences to positively impact the lives of students and communities. 

Our teaching and research addresses the most critical challenges in the field, including teaching and learning; educational leadership; sport, health, and wellness; language, literacy, and numeracy; higher education pedagogy and curricular development; interdisciplinary and innovative research approaches; and educational equity in local, national, and international contexts.

An opportunity has arisen for suitably experienced and motivated emerging and early career researchers to join the School of Education. 

The Opportunity
The School of Education at Edith Cowan University has a research vision to transform lives through robust, engaged, and responsive research that positively impacts local and global education futures. We believe that knowledge, when harnessed creatively and ethically, has the power to bring about profound change. Our research is committed to addressing the most critical challenges in education and fostering innovation that directly improves the wellbeing of individuals and communities on both a local and global scale.

Within the School of Education, you will be actively participating in a research community that focuses on Wellbeing and Education. In this field, you will collaborate with a team that is at the forefront of research related to wellbeing, self-care and resilience within a range of educational contexts. Our overarching goal is to emphasise proactive measures based on a wide range of evidence-based wellbeing science, aimed at promoting wellbeing at local, regional, national and global levels. 

From this perspective, we consider wellbeing education within and across various sectors, including initial teacher education, schools, higher education, vocational education, and its impact on teachers, students, as well as society and the broader community. 

Two positions are available to work with VC Professoriate Research Fellow Professor Narelle Lemon (1 Postdoc) and Executive Dean Professor Caroline Mansfield (1 Postdoc) within the School of Education and the Wellbeing and Education research community, with possible areas including:

  • Flourishing with our wellbeing
  • Growth and fixed mindset in wellbeing and self-care
  • Indigenous community and educator relationships/partnerships
  • Rural and regional teaching and wellbeing literacy
  • Interactions of arts, wellbeing and education in indigenous communities
  • Making, craft, and/or arts for/as wellbeing and self-care
  • Wellbeing literacy in educational contexts
  • Self-care and proactive ways of being
  • Wellbeing education
  • Initial teacher education wellbeing and self-care
  • Teacher wellbeing and self-care
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to wellbeing
  • Systems thinking and approaches to wellbeing and self-care
  • Positive education
  • Positive psychology and education wellbeing and self-care
  • Coaching education
  • Resilience education
  • Teacher resilience

Postdoctoral research fellowship: Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will lead a program of work, informed by wellbeing science and located in the context of wellbeing education with alignment to qualitative methods or mixed methods. Working with the ECU Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow and Executive Dean will contribute to research capacity building initiatives while working cooperatively with research partners and other key stakeholders. Research dissemination and publication of results is expected with alignment to Field of Research (FOR) 39 as well as other interdisciplinary areas as relevant. 

Potential research topics could include:

  • Wellbeing literacy in educational contexts
  • School wellbeing
  • Trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Mental health 
  • Pedagogy of Belonging or Pedagogy of Care or Pedagogy of Kindness for systems approaches to wellbeing 
  • Strengths based education and wellbeing and self-care
  • Educational leadership wellbeing
  • Higher education wellbeing and self-care
  • Community education wellbeing and self-care

Proposals are invited for a research project that aligns with the research community and work in the area of Wellbeing and Education and methodology that involves a one of or a combination of creative methods, qualitative methods, and/or mixed methods.

Benefits & Remuneration
This full time Postdoctoral (x2) fixed term position attracts remuneration of $110,065 to $130,045 pa (ALEV B) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.
ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

How to Apply
Please upload your resume, an overview of your proposed 3-year program of research, and a statement addressing the Capabilities detailed in the Selection Criteria. You may also wish to upload a cover letter outlining your interest in the position. 

Closing Date:
Applications close on Monday 4 December 2023 at 11:30pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE CURRENT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION. VISA SPONSORSHIP WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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