6 October, 2023

Research Associate – Sparking Imagination Education

  • 24-Month fixed term, part time 30 Hours per week (FTE 0.8). Hybrid opportunity.
  • Seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the ARC project.
  • Level A, Base Salary $83,454 – $112,462 + 17% superannuation


About the opportunity

 The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) specialises in teaching and research in the fields of education and social work, which have long traditions at the University of Sydney. Our undergraduate and postgraduate education programs are some of the best in Australia.

The school is currently seeking a Research Associate – Sparking Imagination Education to join the team. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, assisting with studies, and contributing to the overall goals and objectives of a research project. As an academic Level A Research Associate, you would conduct research and/or scholarly activities under the limited supervision of senior academic staff, either independently or as part of a research team.

ARC Linkage Projects support academics to work with government and industry partners to tackle complex problems and fast-track solutions to benefit end users. In this project researchers from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong and University of Queensland are collaborating with industry partners AIME and Social Ventures Australia.


 About you

  • bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities, as appropriate to the position
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • project management or collaboration experience and research background in education or related fields
  • prior experience in the implementation of similar research projects, including managing preparations for, and execution of, fieldwork, organising events, writing reports and contributing to other non-scholarly outputs and research papers
  • high-level communication, networking and organisational skills and maturity to build and maintain effective working relationships with preservice and in-service teacher educators, other research participants, CIs and research assistants
  • experience with literature reviews, qualitative methods (e.g., interviews) and data analysis using software tools


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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

 Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a Fixed term position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.


Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role 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.

 This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.


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. 


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