The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) is a world-leading centre for research, education, and policy analysis on international and Asia Pacific politics, security, diplomacy, and strategic affairs. The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities: the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Department of Political and Social Change, and the Department of Pacific Affairs.
We are offering up to two part-time appointments (one 0.8 FTE or two 0.4 FTE appointments) for a fixed term period of up to 12 months for an experienced Research Officer/s to provide comprehensive support on a diverse range of research activities in the areas of Politics/Political Science, International Relations, and Moral and Political Philosophy. The primary responsibility of the Research Officer/s will be to assist the Chief Investigator, Professor Toni Erskine, in the completion of a book manuscript and a number of journal articles, as well providing assistance in the preparation of grant applications. The subject matter of each of these lies at the intersection of International Relations and Moral and Political Philosophy The Research Officer is responsible for providing general support related to all research activities associated with the project, in addition to being responsible for independently collecting, synthesizing, and analysing research for specific aspects of the project. Under general direction, the Research Officer will: 1. Provide support to the CI, including but not limited to: • Assisting in the design and conduct of qualitative research studies and in the synthesis and analysis of data. • Assisting in the preparation of research profiles, papers and literature reviews, including any archival work. • Performing library, internet and literature searches and preparing bibliographies. • Providing summaries of sources. • Creating, testing, maintaining and managing relevant databases. 2. Support the timely and on budget delivery of the project and monitor various sources to identify relevant funding opportunities. 3. Provide general support on a range of research related matters, including organising relevant travel and events. 4. Participate in workshops and professional networks across campus as required to develop a broad base of industry knowledge, and provide input to improve the area’s research practices and processes. 5. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 6. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling
Our ideal candidate will have a degree in Politics/Political Science, Philosophy or International Relations, or demonstrated relevant experience in a research or research support role in a related discipline and an interest in a field closely related to allocated research activities. There is a strong preference for a candidate who is either currently undertaking a PhD, or who has completed a PhD, in one of these areas. There is also a strong preference for a candidate who has particular expertise in either Normative IR Theory/International Political Theory or International Relations and AI. We are also looking for candidates who have a sound knowledge of qualitative and analytical research methodologies and experience using software such as EndNote, Zotero and MS Excel. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Degree in Politics/Political Science, Philosophy or International Relations, or demonstrated relevant experience in a research or research support role in a related discipline and an interest in a field closely related to allocated research activities. There is a strong preference for a candidate who is either currently undertaking a PhD, or who has completed a PhD, in one of these areas. There is also a strong preference for a candidate who has particular expertise in either Normative IR Theory/International Political Theory or International Relations and AI. 2. Demonstrated relevant experience in a research or research support role that involved bringing together theory and practice (philosophical analysis and detailed case studies) in a field closely related to allocated research activities. 3. Sound knowledge of qualitative and analytical research methodologies. Experience in survey design, implementation, data collection and analysis of high volume research data may be regarded positively. 4. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to draft standard business correspondence and various research related papers, and an ability to consult and liaise effectively with a wide range of people in a culturally diverse environment. 5. Proven organisational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting competing deadlines and delivering high- quality outcomes. 6. Demonstrated experience using information systems, including the ability to generate complex reports and demonstrated skills using the MSOffice suite, in particular Excel. Experience in using bibliographical managements software (e.g. EndNote, Zotero) may be regarded positively. 7. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context. ANU Officer Levels 5 and 6 are broadbanded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants will have a deeper understanding, and a more independent application, of the research theory and techniques.
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research) Salary package: $71,878 - $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Fixed Term (up to 12 months), Part-time (1x 0.8 FTE or 2x 0.4 FTE positions)
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A brief expression of interest cover letter (1-2 A4 pages) addressing your suitability for this role against the stated selection criteria. - 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. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. For more information please contact: Professor Toni Erskine - [email protected] Applications close: 21 Apr 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time