Research and Engagement Fellow

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Work type: Part time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Academic - Research Focus

Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia.  The University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.

The Peter Underwood Centre is a partnership between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian State Government in conjunction with the Office of the Governor of Tasmania.

The Research and Engagement Fellow position will focus predominantly on the area of creativity and engagement for learning. This will comprise working on existing projects and contributing to the development of new collaborative projects. Current projects are investigating intersections between formal and informal learning, and child-centred research practices.

In the role you will:

  • Be the primary contact for Peter Underwood Centre on the Launceston campus
  • In line with the Peter Underwood Centre’s strategic plan, and in conjunction with the Northern Lead for Children’s University, develop and strengthen the Peter Underwood Centre’s engagement with the community of Northern Tasmania
  • Oversee and/or contribute to projects and evaluations in the area of creativity and engagement in learning.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national standing, initiate and contribute to grant applications for external competitive and other funding, and publish research findings.
  • Represent the Peter Underwood Centre at community and University events and relevant committees based in, or with focus on, the North.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links within the University and locally and nationally to promote the Peter Underwood Centre including contribution to official communications (web site, social media, media).

 Based in Launceston, you will be employed on a part-time (0.5), ongoing basis.


To be considered, you will have:

  • A research higher degree in Education, Sociology or a relevant field, or an Honours degree and equivalent experience in a relevant area.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of creative technologies, education or social policy as demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Experience in social research and policy analysis.
  • Efficient project management and administrative skills, including experience in co-ordinating activities, budget oversight and completion of tasks.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community with an emphasis on the Northern Tasmanian community.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A or Level B.

Appointment at Academic Level A will have a total remuneration package of up to $102,849 comprising base salary range of $65,798 to $87,905 plus 17% superannuation (pro-rata).

Appointment at Academic Level B will have a total remuneration package of up to $127,368 comprising base salary range of $92,326 to $108,862 plus 17% superannuation (pro-rata).

For further information about this position, please contact Oliver Grant, Senior Project Officer, on +03 6226 2498, or email at Oliver.Grant@utas.edu.au   

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday, 4 June 2018.

Download File Research and Engagement Fellow.pdf

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