Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Gender Equality at Work

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Up to 2 x Full time positions available/ fixed term until 30/04/2026 (with possibility of extension)

  • Opportunity to join a new, innovative and growing research Centre at the University of Sydney with a core focus on gender equality and inclusion at work

  • Base Salary, Academic Level B, from $118,390+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The newly established Australian Centre for Gender Equality and Inclusion at Work at the University of Sydney is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join and to help lead our growing team. The Centre builds on a significant body of research at the University which has investigated the nature of gender inequality at work, its causes, and potential pathways to better practice and outcomes. This research will be scaled in 2024 under the leadership of Centre Director Professor Rae Cooper and Deputy Director Professor Elizabeth Hill . As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, you will play a critical role at this exciting time as the Centre establishes and grows.

Projects you undertake as part of the Centre’s research program will contribute to driving positive change in workplaces and labour markets. The Centre aims to generate new data-informed knowledge able to inform and improve gender equality at work. The Centre’s research is organized around four key themes:

  • designing gender equality into the future of work;

  • addressing gender disparities and segregations to build equal and sustainable careers;

  • build alignment in work and care regimes that work for people and organisations;

  • motivate respectful, inclusive work cultures where all people thrive.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead the research program in one of the research themes

  • undertake data collection, analysis and co-authoring academic papers with senior researchers at the Centre

  • lead the preparation and submission of applications for competitive research grants/fellowships

  • work with research assistants to develop ethics submissions and satisfy reporting requirements

  • further the vision and objectives of the Australian Centre for Gender Equality and Inclusion at work

About you

  • Holds a PhD or nearing completion (submitted thesis) in one of the following fields: Employment relations, Economics/ Political economy, Sociology of work/ professions, Management). Other fields may be considered where relevance can be demonstrated to the Centre’s work

  • research experience working on issues related to gender in/equality in work, occupations, the labour market

  • high level skill in either/both quantitative or qualitative methods

  • skills and capacity to design, manage and disseminate findings from research projects including experience in working on mixed method teams

  • demonstrated capacity to write grant applications and research proposals

  • demonstrated capacity to lead the writing of academic articles for publication in leading journals, as both single author and co-author

  • interest in working with stakeholders on research in organisations and industries to build positive change for gender equality

  • interest in working in a high performing multi-disciplinary research team employing mixed methods approaches.

Most members of our Centre work on a hybrid basis and we are comfortable with this way of working, noting that ‘in person’ working is required on a regular weekly basis as agreed within the team.   

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship/ Australian working rights
Visa Sponsorship is available.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and genders. 

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Portia Fitzpatrick, Recruitment Consultant by email to [email protected]

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Applications Close

Friday 26 April 2024 11:59 PM

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