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Full Time

Senior Research Fellow in The Future of Work

Closing date
06 Jun 2019
Job Location
Bedford Park, SA
Job Description

About Flinders University: A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University seeks to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in The Future of Work within the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute. Flinders’ bold vision, captured by our Strategic Plan Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of remarkable technological innovation, fast change, increasing competition and complexity. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our structure into six Colleges with an absolute focus on student success and exceptional research outcomes.  Our talented academic teams are well supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

 About the College of Business, Government and Law

At the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, we are enagged in future-oriented research and teaching. We are preparing our graduates for jobs that may not yet exist, equipping them with the tools, skills and enterprise to become all they want to be, and ensuring our research informs all our teaching. We seek to develop the critical thinkers and enterprising leaders of tomorrow through innovative education and research that actively engages with industry, government and the community. 

Our research complements and informs our teaching and practice. BGL’s research priorities are articulated through three research themes: The Future of Work in the Digital Age; Serious and Organised Crime Prevention and Governance for Policy and Social Justice. BGL hosts three successful research centres: the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI), the Centre for Crime Policy and Research and the Centre for United States and Asian Policy Studies, which conduct research and provide an effective base for our research students.

About the Position

The Senior Research Fellow in The Future of Work, who will preferably have a PhD in economics (including labour economics), industrial sociology, industrial geography, management (including human resource management), industrial relations, or organisational psychology, will undertake research in the area of the future of work in the digital age as part of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute in the College of Business, Government and Law. They will contribute to a major program of research on the implications of advanced technologies for employment and workplaces involving industry and government partners.

The position will take a lead role under general to broad supervision in developing, managing and implementing research projects and in expanding the College’s research activities. These activities include the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations.

The Senior Research Fellow in The Future of Work may coordinate and/or lead the activities of other staff, and/or undertake an active leadership role in research and/or creative activity including leadership of a research team. The Senior Research Fellow will actively supervise and mentor students in major Honours or postgraduate research projects.

Please note: Pursuant to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University.

  • Available on a continuing, full-time basis
  • Salary (Level C): $115,541 to $133,224 pa
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Applications close: Thursday, 6 June 2019 11am

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

How to Apply

Full details including how to apply on-line can be found at our Jobs@Flinders website: - Ref: 497025