Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Institute for Social Science Research

University of Queensland


October 5, 2022


  • Institute for Social Science Research

  • Research Academic Level A

  • Part-time (60%), fixed term until 2 November 2025

  • Applications close 5 October 2022 at 11:00pm AEST (R-17089)

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake team-based research in a high achieving, multidisciplinary and collaboration focused environment at the Institute for Social Science Research, while developing expertise and an emerging research profile. At this level it is expected that the incumbent will also contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.


  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

  • Undertake mixed method research projects within large multidisciplinary teams.

  • Project manage small projects.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.

  • Produce quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets or publishing non traditional research outputs that have high impact.

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of methods courses, if the opportunity arises.

  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).

  • Demonstrate personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.

  • Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • Citizenship and Service

  • Demonstrate citizenship behaviours that align to the UQ values.

  • Shows leadership of self through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit

  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.

  • Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.

  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.

  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

  • The position is located at the UQ Long Pocket Precinct only 10 minutes from the St Lucia campus, on Meiers Road, Indooroopilly (less than 10km from the Brisbane CBD).

    This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in a relevant field of social science or a cognate discipline with a component of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data management (e.g., sociology, education, psychology).

  • An emerging profile in research in your discipline area.

  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals, presenting at conferences, and non-traditional research outputs that are of high quality and impact.

  • Experience managing and/or conducting high quality research projects, including project management, data collection, data management, data analysis, and reporting.

  • Experience in developing and delivering methods courses.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions towards external activities.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (60%), fixed term position through until 2 November 2025 at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $72,144 - $96,530 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,408 - $112,940 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Jenny Povey via email

    For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

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