Research Fellow - Histories of Education and Race in Australia

University of Melbourne
March 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 – $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
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Research Fellow - Histories of Education and Race in Australia

Job no: 0061579 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.7 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Education Department Social Transformations and Education Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

  • Work with a team of leading researchers on a history of education project funded by the Australia Research Council and contribute to research activities and publications.
  • Be part of research networks across the Faculty of Education and the wider University of Melbourne.
  • About the Role The project “Progressive Education and Race: A transnational Australian history, 1920s-1950s” investigates educational histories in Australia across the first half of the twentieth century. It looks at how progressive ideas shaped education reform and the role of activism regarding Indigenous education across this period and into the present.

    Key Project Strands

  • International progressive education agendas and how they were engaged in Australia and Oceania, and specifically how these played out in relation to education for Aboriginal Australia.
  • Transnational debates and initiatives concerning the reform of ‘native education' in Australia and Oceania.
  • Histories of Indigenous education and connected histories of Indigenous activism and advocacy for education.
  • As a valuable member of the research team, you will collaborate to advance research and publications aligned with these key project strands.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research in consultation with project researchers.
  • Preparing annotated bibliographies, and scholarly reviews of research literature and archival materials.
  • Initiating new research aligned with the three identified project strands and progressing publications relating to key project strands, including contributing to the development of scholarly manuscripts, publications, and essays.
  • Supporting the communication and dissemination of research, including website updates as necessary, and preparing reports for distribution to the profession and broader educational communities.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You will have:

  • Completed PhD in Education or History, or a cognate discipline.
  • A research background relevant to at least one of the key project strands.
  • Exceptional research capabilities and evidence of research projects completed to an advanced level.
  • Demonstrated experience in historical research and documentary analysis.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of education studies or related scholarship.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    What We Offer You In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Petra Newton via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: Wednesday 5th March 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) / Melbourne time zone.

    Position Description: 0061579Research FellowPD

    Advertised: 13 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 05 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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