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Job ID: 119658

Senior Research Fellow
Australian Catholic University

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2019
Title Senior Research Fellow
University Australian Catholic University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Application Deadline Mar. 23, 2019
Position Start Date By negotiation
  • Post-Doc
  • Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis


  • Contribute to the world class research output of the Institute
  • Add your expertise to internationally recognised research
  • Full-time continuing role based in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) includes some of the most frequently cited researchers in the world such as Professors Herbert Marsh and Richard Ryan. IPPE conducts multi-disciplinary research to address educational and psychosocial issues, translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and demonstrate how individuals, communities, and organisations flourish and thrive.

The Senior Research Fellow will provide research leadership within the Institute which will include research training and supervision of higher degree students. The incumbent will make independent and original contributions to research which have a significant impact on their own field of expertise. The work of the researcher will be acknowledged at a national or international level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of his/her own discipline. This standing will normally be demonstrated by a strong record of published work and other demonstrated scholarly activities.

As Senior Research Fellow you will:

  • contribute to high quality research publication output through lead and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications
  • plan and manage successful research grants and projects
  • supervise higher degree research candidates
  • lead, mentor and supervise peers including fellows and research assistants.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • outstanding research achievement including demonstrated capacity to attract external research funding including funding from competitive grant schemes
  • independent and original contributions to research, which have a significant impact on your field of expertise
  • acknowledgement of research at a national and/or international level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of your discipline.

This position involves child-related employment and a Working with Children clearance will be required.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

Total remuneration valued to $145,706 – $158,191 pa, including salary component $123,300 – $133,971 pa (Academic Classification Level C), plus employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Deputy Director Phil Parker, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education via email to

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 22 March 2019 at 11:55pm (AEDST)

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Contact Information

  • Deputy Director Phil Parker
    Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
    Australian Catholic University
    Sydney, New South Wales


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