Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne, Social Innovation Research
Part time (0.6 FTE - 0.8 FTE), fixed term position until Jan 2025 at our
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
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.
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
· Demonstrated track record of research publishing, appropriate to career
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position
To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne
employees please visit Careers at Swinburne and refer to ‘Benefits' section.
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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
For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity
website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to
Assistance and Support
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our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements
please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at
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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
Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 26th January 2022
(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)
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