[Iag-list] Western Sydney University - Research Theme Fellowship Scheme

Donald McNeill D.Mcneill at westernsydney.edu.au
Fri Jan 13 16:08:00 AEDT 2017

Western Sydney University - Research Theme Fellowship Scheme

These positions may be of interest to IAG list members - closing date 17 February 2017.
Western Sydney University seeks to be internationally recognised as a vibrant research-led University with regional, national and global impact. If you are seeking a rewarding research career, then Western can make it happen. Western Sydney University is calling for applications for Research Theme Fellows. As a Research Theme Fellow you will strengthen the University’s national and international profile through collaborative, problem-focussed research aligned to Western’s research themes.
Western Sydney University is looking for innovative, collaborative, solution-focussed researchers to work with leading academics across its research themes. Our themes cover the fields of education, environmental sustainability, health and urban living. In the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development and the Institute for Culture and Society we have multidisciplinary research concentrations among the strongest in the world. Your role as a research theme fellow will be to connect Western’s research strengths with key issues within your theme and expertise, using those connections to make lasting change.
As a Research Theme Fellow you will have the opportunity to create a lasting platform of stakeholder engaged research and accelerate your research career. The successful applicants are expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, an excellent research background with industry and community links, the potential to win competitive research income, and an excellent publication record.
The Research Theme Fellowship Scheme aims to support the university’s strategic intent to deliver impact in research aligned to our four specific Research Theme Areas:
·         Education and Aspirational Change
·         Environmental Sustainability
·         Health and Wellbeing
·         Urban Living and Society
We are seeking enthusiastic and engaging academics to take up these prestigious fellowships in a number of target research areas:
·         STEM Education
·         Promoting and fostering wellness and resilience
·         Early childhood education and health
·         Women and family health
·         Aboriginal health
·         Digital Health
·         Entrepreneurship/innovation and urban economies
·         Transport and mobilities
·         Biodiversity and Conservation
·         Sustainability and resilience of peri-urban areas
·         Ecosystem services
·         Urban Sustainability and/or Smart cities
·         Sustainable Development
·         Sustainable Engineering
Applicants must have been awarded a research doctoral degree (equivalent to an Australian PhD degree), and preference will be given to external applicants and applicants who have joined Western Sydney University within approximately two years of the closing date for applications. Applicants who are not Australian citizens are encouraged to apply.
Fellows will be expected to commence appointment by mid-2017 and will undertake their research in Institutes, Schools or Centres as appropriate for a period of up to four years with a maximum 30% teaching load.
For Fellows with exceptional performance there will be opportunity for an ongoing position to be negotiated after the completion of the third year of the Fellowship.
For further information about this position and what is required to apply, please refer to the Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Guidelines, Position Description and 2017 Application Form.
Applications must be prepared in accordance with the Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Guidelines and submitted on-line via the University’s Careers webpage by the stated closing date.
Remuneration Package: Academic Level C - Salary $118,924 to $136,602 p.a., plus Superannuation as applicable, plus Leave Loading
Employer Superannuation Contribution will be 9.5% for the first 12 months of continuous service, then 17% for the remaining period of appointment.
Position Enquiries: Please initially contact Tanya Barclay to discuss the position prior to lodging an application.
Email:t.barclay at westernsydney.edu.au or 02 9678 7180
Closing Date: 17 Feb 2017
To lodge an application

Donald McNeill
Professor of Urban & Cultural Geography, 
Australian Research Council Future Fellow,
Institute for Culture and Society
Western Sydney University

d.mcneill at westernsydney.edu.au
mobile 0404168909


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