Senior Research Fellow

Charles Darwin University


December 9, 2021


Full time, fixed term appointment until March 2023 
Research Focused Academic Level C/D Salary $123,961 to $158,884
17% Superannuation 
Casuarina Campus / remote working from elsewhere in Australia also considered 


Contribute to the Realist Research, Evaluation and Learning Initiative at CDU


Like our namesake, Charles Darwin, we think differently. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We value diversity and our culture of belonging to make deep and abiding connections with our staff, students, First Nations peoples and the wider community. We will be Australia's most connected university with our people at the heart of all we do. Because we believe You make CDU. That is the CDU difference.  


The Northern Institute is a hub for research expertise, leadership and impact for stakeholders. Northern Institute’s researchers are recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields.


About the role
As a Senior Research Fellow, you will take a leading role within the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts with a focus on realist evaluation, realist review, and realist research design and implementation. You'll work on a suite of research and evaluation projects which the Realist Research, Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI) has been contracted or funded to undertake. Contributing to the preparation of research and evaluation tenders and grant applications, you'll also develop and pursue an academic publication schedule targeting relevant journals and international conferences.  


About you
To be successful you will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of realist research and evaluation methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully contribute to complex and innovative projects involving Government, Industry and Community stakeholders and contribute to funding applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage a number of linked project activities.
  • Ability to work with team members within a cooperative team environment.
  • Demonstrated well developed oral and written communication skills to convey information to a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues, including the ability to produce evaluation and research reports.
  • Demonstrated effective work management and professional skills including managing workloads with minimal supervision, balancing competing priorities and demonstrated ability to set and reliably meet deadlines

To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include a cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria for the position and a detailed resume.  


For a confidential discussion please contact Gill Westhorp on 0418 388 224  or


Charles Darwin University values inclusion and diversity in the workplace and aims to achieve a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.  We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.


The NT Chief Health Officer Covid-19 Directions (No.55) 2021 ("the Directions") made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 applies to workers in the role you are applying for and you will be requested to evidence your current COVID-19 vaccination status.


Applications Close: Thursday 9th December 2021

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