Jobs at ADI

With over 80 researchers and more than 60 doctoral students, we support excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers who examine contentious and critical social issues.


Current roles

Research and Partnerships Officer

Salary range: $81,614 to $89,968 pa (plus 17% super)
Employment type: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term for three years
Location: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Closing date extended:  Sunday 2 April

About the role

The Research and Partnerships Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the development and execution of a research partnerships strategy.

This will include:

  • Developing, maintaining and implementing a strategy towards the management of effective research partnerships within Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) and the Faculty of Arts and Education.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships to maximise outcomes, strengthen relationships, and enhance the Institute’s and University’s reputation.
  • Working collaboratively with ADI members, Advancement staff and other university representatives to cultivate and solicit research partners for Institute wide priorities.
  • Conducting or coordinating regular visits to donors related to assigned faculties for the purposes of cultivation, solicitation or stewardship of gifts in excess of $25,000.

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About you

  • Undergraduate qualification and subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and strengthening relationships and strong networking skills.
  • Experience in leading, managing or coordinating a broad range of quality activities, events or projects.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal skills and tact.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:
Cayla Edwards
+61 3 9244 6658
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Associate Research Fellow

Salary range: $80,490 to $86,300 pa (plus 17% super)
Employment type: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term for 3 years
Location: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Closing date: Sunday 26 March 2017

About the role

The Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in the area of youth studies under the direction of Professor Anita Harris. The Research Fellow will conduct an independent research project that aligns with the work of Professor Harris as well as participate in team research where relevant. The Research Fellow’s project will have strong synergies with research activity in the area of youth, citizenship and globalisation.

The appointee will be expected to:

  • Provide an excellent contribution to the faculty’s research programs.
  • Exhibit and/or publish high quality research in journals of high repute.
  • Contribute to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation.
  • Contribute to the research achievement of the faculty.

About you

  • PhD in relevant social science or humanities discipline. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, sociology, politics, cultural studies, anthropology, gender studies and education.
  • A postdoctoral track record in research, writing and publication with evidence of high-quality peer-review publications in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in one or more of the following research areas: youth citizenship; youth mobilities and migration; youth intercultural relations; globalisation and youth cultures; youth and new media, OR another area of critical youth studies demonstrably relevant to the research strength in youth studies.

Please download the position description for information on the selection criteria and how to apply.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:
Professor Anita Harris
+61 3 9244 5476
Email Professor Harris

Work with experienced researchers in a supportive environment

As a doctoral student, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers 'through our research streams and networks. Our institute's vibrant research environment supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers, who examine contentious and critical social issues.

We support our members through mentoring and training schemes, and help to develop career pathways for our early-career researchers and doctoral students. We're open to new ways of thinking about and studying social phenomena, and our membership is drawn from diverse disciplines and areas of study. We share a commitment to lead high-impact knowledge creation that has a meaningful and measurable effect on lived human experiences.

Contact us

We welcome new opportunities to collaborate with research leaders who want to study in an internationally leading social sciences and humanities institute. To discuss contributions to our areas of research interest, please contact us.

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
General enquiries
+61 3 9244 6658
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Faculty of Arts and Education
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125