Research Fellow

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Job Reference: 1174220

The position of Research Fellow requires specialised expertise in centre management systems, with a primary focus on developing educational policies and procedures to enhance community outreach efforts at Curtin Node. The selected candidate will be responsible for actively participating in the formulation and oversight of research frameworks essential to Curtin Node's research projects. They will also need to contribute to the 'Communications in Early Childhood' National Collaboration project. As a Research Fellow, the role also involves coordinating community outreach initiatives, as well as organising and managing events and projects within Curtin Node. The ideal candidate should have expertise and experience in early childhood research and digital technologies, which will complement the multifaceted requirements of the position and contribute to Curtin Node's research initiatives' success.

Some of the Duties of the position:

  • Undertake nationally competitive and high-quality research in your field of expertise.
  • Develop a clear and cohesive research program, which should be agreed through the WPPR process.
  • Act as a co-investigator or chief investigator in applications for competitive funding.
  • Disseminate research findings by conducting seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Publish or exhibit in high-quality refereed journals or outlets, in a manner consistent with disciplinary practices.
  • Provide effective supervision to research honours, research masters, and research doctoral students.
  • Aspire to be nationally recognized for your research in the field.
  • Undertake administrative functions associated with research activities.

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are not required to address each element of the selection criteria, but

should provide sufficient information in their application to enable the selection panel

to make an informed assessment of their suitability for the role.

Applicants need to consider Curtin’s Values and how they apply to the advertised

position. Curtin is looking for a demonstrated commitment in their professional and/or

personal life to the Values of Curtin which are:

  • Integrity – to act ethically, honestly and with fairness
  • Respect – to listen, value and acknowledge
  • Courage – to lead, take responsibility and question
  • Excellence – to strive for excellence and distinction
  • Impact – to empower, enable and inspire

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  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a record of research outputs/creative works in high-quality refereed journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of quality and impact of research outputs/creative works including journal ranking, citation indices, patents awarded, reputation and standing of publishing house or other outlets, independent review from distinguished scholars or critics, or equivalent esteem measures as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Desirable
  • Commitment to quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise HDR students
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications.
  • Role Requirements
    • National Police Clearance
    • Working With Children Check

    In return, we offer a dynamic and supportive work environment where you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and make a real difference. So, if you are ready to take the next step in your research career, apply now and join us on this exciting journey!

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Karen Murcia at [email protected]

    Faculty of Humanities  
    Curtin’s Faculty of Humanities has three academic schools that deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree-by-research (HDR) courses. The three academic Schools are Curtin School of Education, Curtin School of Design and the Built Environment, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.
    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.
    For more information about our university, please visit
    Applications close: Friday 16th of February 2024 at 2:20pm

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation, and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.
    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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