Senior Research Fellow at Monash University

Monash University has an opening postdoctoral position in social sciences. Applications are welcome before November 23, 2018.

There's a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It's the feeling that you're a part of something special. Something significant. And that's because you're not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You're making a real contribution - surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you'll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways - putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Faculty of Education is now in an exciting time where the first National Programmatic Study of early childhood science, engineering and technologies has been established in the Peninsula Campus. The project expects to generate new knowledge about concept formation of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in play-based settings and homes. The leader is Professor Marilyn Fleer, who was awarded the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship. This named Australian Laureate Fellowship is awarded to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. For more information, please click here.

We are looking for three experienced Senior Research Fellows to work alongside a team of six PhD students to provide research on conceptual playby examining imagination in play, science, engineering and technology. This new and elite team of scholars will be funded through theAustralian Laureate Fellowships scheme.

The 2018 ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship includes an ambassadorial role that promotes women in research. The successful candidate will be in a supportive environment that is specifically designed to mentor women.

There is opportunity for this role to be extended further depending on the progress of the Project.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

The successful applicant will need to possess a current validPoliceCheck.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to“How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


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