Dear all,


With apologies for cross-postings, I would like to draw your attention to the following opportunity for an urban geographer (various sub-disciplines) at Western Sydney University, Australia. The position is initially four-year fixed term at Level C (equivalent to Senior Lecturer), with a possibility of conversion. Application closing date is 21 May 2017. The description is below; this is the link to the website, from which you can download guidelines and the position description, and apply online (with apologies for the length of the URL):,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobID&lid=39084340018


Research Theme Fellow (Urban Living and Society)


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 a Research Theme Fellow.

As a Research Theme Fellow you will strengthen the University’s national and international profile through collaborative, problem-focussed research aligned to Western’s Urban Living and Society theme. Western Sydney University is looking for an innovative, collaborative, solution-focussed researcher to work with leading academics in this theme.

Your role as a research theme fellow will be to connect Western’s research strengths with key issues within this 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. 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 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 (through the above link).

Applications must be prepared in accordance with the Research Theme Fellowship Scheme Guidelines and submitted online 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 contact Professor Donald McNeill ( or Associate Professor Andrew Gorman-Murray ( to discuss the position.

Closing Date: 21 May 2017


Best wishes,


Andrew Gorman-Murray


Associate Professor Andrew Gorman-Murray BA (Hons 1) MArt UNSW PhD Macq.

Associate Professor of Social Sciences (Geography and Urban Studies)

Research Theme Champion, Urban Living and Society

Director, Urban Research Program

Member, Sexualities and Genders Research


Editor, Emotion, Space and Society


Urban Research Program

School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Western Sydney University

Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751


Office: Parramatta South Campus, EJD.G.58

Phone: 02 9685 9415