Research Academic Level: B / A
Location: James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Appointment period: 3 years with the potential for extension
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Reference No: 15647
Overview of the position
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has a key focus in environmental social science. We are seeking an outstanding early-career research fellow with expertise in quantitative social science from backgrounds such as behavioral economics, social psychology, human geography, or sociology. The position will be split, with approximately 50% of the successful candidate’s time devoted to conducting research to support key aspects of Professor Cinner’s Pew Fellowship project on coral reef “Bright Spots” (an overview can be found here). The remainder of the candidate’s time will be spent pursuing a related or independent research agenda of his or her choosing.
This position will provide the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The candidate will be provided with exceptional support to develop an ongoing social science program of research that suits her or his interests and abilities.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
1) formal training in the social sciences and/or a proven ability to conduct cutting edge social science research;
2) experience in developing and implementing experimental economic games, particularly in a field setting;
3) an exceptional publication record of rigorous empirical research for their career stage; and
4) the potential to develop and implement exciting, question-driven research.
- Conduct research independently and as part of a team and make original contributions to the research aims of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
- Publish research in high quality, peer-reviewed journals
- Plan, prepare and submit research proposals to external funding agencies
- Contribute to the research, mentoring and outreach culture of the Centre
- Co-supervise graduate students where appropriate.
- PhD in related discipline
- Formal training in the social sciences and/or a proven ability to conduct cutting edge social science research
- Excellent publication record for stage of career
- Evidence of outstanding research ability
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of three years.
Academic Level A – $79,942 – $85,546 per annum;
Academic Level B – $89,859 – $106,029 per annum.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Apply online (reference number 15647) through James Cook University. Please forward a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests, PDFs of recent publications and addresses of three referees. Please quote reference number 15647.
Closing date: Wednesday 20th July 2016.
The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation, invite applications or not to make an appointment. Equal Opportunity is University Policy.