Research Fellow – Activating Social Connection

Swinburne University of Technology


January 26, 2022


  • Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne, Social Innovation Research Institute
  • Part time (0.6 FTE - 0.8 FTE), fixed term position until Jan 2025 at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level B: $100,719 - $119,242 plus 17% super
  • About the Job An exciting opportunity has become available for a Research Fellow to contribute to growing the research capacity and impacts of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne and the Social Innovation Research Institute. As the Research Fellow you will be primarily involved in contributing to developing, managing and conducting research projects on social connection, social innovation and digital innovation and publishing research outcomes, working both independently and as part of small teams.

    It is expected you will assume project management responsibilities in relation to grant funded and commissioned research, and to undertake administrative and other activities associated with research. You will contribute to community engagement activities both within and outside the University.

    This position sits within the Social Innovation Research Institute which is one of six Research Institutes established at Swinburne University. Their main rationale is to build on strengths of existing research centres and programs to scale-up research project size, engage in larger and deeper industry partnerships and encourage interdisciplinary research.

    The Social Innovation Research Institute has four flagship programs: Digital Participation; Digital Mental Health; Social Connection; and Public Interest Technology. The Institute links with University campuses and research centres overseas.

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne's technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

    About you To be suitable for the role you will have: · A PhD in a relevant field, in conjunction with relevant research experience. · Demonstrated experience in contributing to high quality research of national or international significance in a field related to social connection, digital innovation and social innovation · Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment, and to communicate effectively. · Demonstrated research project management skills. · Demonstrated skills in research design and mixed methods data collection and analysis methods. · Demonstrated track record of research publishing, appropriate to career stage.

    A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

    Benefits To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne and refer to ‘Benefits' section.

    How to apply and further information To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin' and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

    For further information about this position, contact Prof. Jane Farmer -

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

    Diversity and Inclusion Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

    · Reconciliation Action Plan

    · Charter of Cultural Diversity

    · Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan

    Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

    For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Assistance and Support We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Orders from Victoria's Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

    Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 26th January 2022

    (Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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