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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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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.

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Employment Type

Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of three years.

Salary

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.

Application Procedure

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.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au