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Postdoctoral / Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 533073
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package:
Academic Level A $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Academic Level B $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term (2 years) 
Position overview

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow for two years to work within the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University (ANU) with Chief Investigator Professor Kate Reynolds as part of a new ANU funded Grand challenges project on “Social cohesion, diversity and inclusion”.

The Postdoctoral/Research Fellow will join an outstanding social psychology research group at ANU and a dynamic team of other social cohesion grand challenge fellows and academics across the ANU (law, business, demography). In this project, research activities will address social cohesion from a social identity and intergroup relations perspective (e.g., intergroup co-operation, social change, social influence, social norms, prejudice reduction/contact, social engagement).

The role presents a unique opportunity to work with at the interface between social psychology and policy domains in the area of social cohesion. The Postdoctoral/Research Fellow will support the research team in data analysis, publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals and policy-related reports, and presentations. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in social psychology or related area and will have evidence of experience that is relevant to social cohesion preferably from a social identity and intergroup relations perspective.

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For further information, please contact Professor Kate Reynolds T: (02) 6125 0637 or 

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

      • A statement addressing each selection criteria, and
      • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
      • Other documents, if required.
      • Please indicate in your application which level you are applying for. 

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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