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The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne is a multi-disciplinary research centre based at Swinburne University of Technology. Our research strives toward positive social change through improving the systemic and organisational conditions that shapes communities.
CSI Swinburne was established in 2014 to contribute to Swinburne University of Technology’s mission to create social and economic impact through science, technology, and innovation. We form part of the national CSI network; a partnership between the University of New South Wales, University of Western Australia, and Swinburne University of Technology.
About the job
The purpose of this position is to contribute to growing the research capacity and impacts of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne. The appointee will be primarily involved in contributing to the research in the area of evaluation and social impact measurement, both independently and as part of small teams.
The position is expected to assume project leadership responsibilities in relation to grant funded and commissioned research, and to undertake administrative and other activities associated with research. To a lesser extent the appointee will contribute to the Centres engagement activities both within and outside the University, and contribute to supervision of postgraduate and honours candidates as appropriate.
What does the function looks like at Swinburne?
We integrate research, leaning and engagement to produce high-quality outputs that are dynamic, accessible and useful. Our research is located at the intersection between social and organisational sciences and the humanities, and focuses on four key themes: • social innovation • social investment and philanthropy • enterprise for social goals • measuring social impact
To be successful in the role, you will have: • A PhD in business or social sciences, or a cognate area • Demonstrated experience in contributing to high quality research of national or international significance in at least one of the areas of: social enterprise or evaluation and measuring social impact. • Ability to manage funding relationships that support applied research with government, philanthropy, community and/or business. A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).
At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/