Research Fellow (Quantitative Focus) - Designing Learning Spaces for Diversity, Inclusion and Participation ARC Linkage Project

University of Melbourne
July 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$105,518 – $113,262
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Research Fellow (Quantitative Focus) - Designing Learning Spaces for

Diversity, Inclusion and Participation ARC Linkage Project

Job no: 0063089 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE) Fixed term until1 May 2027 Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning Department/School: Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) Salary: UOM/Academic A.6-A.8 – $ $105,518 – $113,262 p.a. (pro-rata) PhD entry-level $105,518 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

Join the Designing Learning Spaces for Diversity, Inclusion, and Participation ARC Linkage Project to support the quantitative aspects of the project, contributing to the future of school design for students with disability. Play a key role in determining the efficacy of school design, identifying opportunities for improvement, and disseminating research for stakeholders. This role provides a unique opportunity to work across the fields of architecture, education, and health.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with the cross-disciplinary research team, including PhD candidates (potentially as a co-supervisor), research assistants, and co-researchers with lived experience, to develop and coordinate the quantitative aspects of the project.
  • Conduct survey-based research with students, principals, teachers, learning support staff, allied health professionals, and parents/carers to produce deep insights into how learning environment factors enable/constrain the participation of students with disabilities in learning/school.
  • Engage effectively with partner organisations across disciplines and sectors, including people with lived experience of disability, service providers, and policymakers in the design, delivery, and dissemination of the research.
  • Prepare presentations and publications as lead and/or co-author for dissemination locally, nationally, and/or internationally.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    We're looking for candidates who can engage effectively with researchers and partner organisations across disciplines and sectors, including people with lived experience of disability, service providers, and policymakers in the design, delivery, and dissemination of the research. A strong interest in the built environment and commitment to and experience of engaging with people with lived experience of disability as co-researchers would be an advantage.

    The ideal candidate will be organised and self-motivated, with skills in project management, effective relationship building, and a people-centred mindset. While an understanding of the needs of people with lived experience of a disability is desirable, it is not essential. Additionally, they will have demonstrated skills in survey data management and bivariate analysis (e.g., correlations). Experience working with large datasets e.g. <1000, and multivariate and/or statistical modelling within mixed methods designs is desirable.

    You will also have:

  • Doctoral qualification (or near completion) in education, program evaluation, built environment, behavioural or social sciences related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in quantitative methods, including survey development, implementation, data analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop, implement, and report on evaluations of programs and/or facilities (i.e., post occupancy evaluations) or similar.
  • A track record, commensurate with opportunity, of quality research in relevant fields, as evidenced by research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in project and time management, with demonstrated ability to develop and achieve clear goals through innovative and effective strategies.
  • An interest in the lived experience of people with disability.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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

    Your New Team – LEaRN

    The Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) is a multi- disciplinary research group supported by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Faculty of Education at the University in Melbourne and the School of Education at Edith Cowan University.

    LEaRN is a network of academia, practitioners, industry, and government agencies in Australia and overseas exploring the intersections between teaching and learning and the built environment. As a research network, LEaRN collaborates with partners across various sectors, including education, architecture, health, design, furniture, ICT, and government and private school systems. The network aims to provide an intellectual space to focus on the relationships between pedagogy and space across all educational environments, from early years' settings through to schools, tertiary environments and the workplace. Communicating LEaRN's research to non- academics is critical to the group's engagement approach. In addition to this you will find an inclusive, fun, and dynamic team who will support your successful transition into the role.

    Associate Professor Ben Cleveland, the Lead Chief Investigator (CI) will guide the research along with eight other CIs: Professors Christine Imms, Lorraine Graham, Janet Clinton and Paul Loh; Associate Professors Wesley Imms, Christhina Candido and Kate Tregloan; and Dr Ruth Aston. A Project Manager (0.6 FTE), Research Manager (0.4 FTE), two Research Fellows (each 0.5 FTE), and several Research Assistants will support the research program.

    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 outour 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 the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, 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 in relation to the Position Description.
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi 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.

    Advertised: 05 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 19 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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