Associate Research Fellow Education

at Deakin University

The role

Working within the Faculty of Arts and Education, the Associate Research Fellow will provide high-level assistance to one of the projects within the Education Governance and Policy program of REDI. This project relates to contemporary global reforms in the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4. It focuses on how global networks are conceptualising and operationalising education reform efforts, with a particular interest in data and accountability practices in India and Cambodia.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • a PhD in Education and/or the social sciences, or equivalent research industry experience
  • the ability to engage with the project and to independently develop and follow lines of inquiry, and tenaciously seek answers to research questions
  • relative to opportunity, a strong research track record in areas aligned with the focus of the research project, demonstrated by previous experience and high quality peer review publications (measured in terms of ERA quality standards)
  • demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including the ability to work in a diverse and complex environment with limited supervision
  • good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact well with research and technical staff and students and demonstrated excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • initiate and conduct research/data analysis under limited supervision and independently (where appropriate)
  • assist in the dissemination of research in a variety of ways including in scholarly and high quality journal outlets as well as other written/digital forms and oral presentations
  • organise policy forums and other project related activities
  • assist in the preparation of grant applications
  • attend meetings associated with the activities and research of REDI and other industry/school/faculty engagements as required
  • constructively contribute to a vibrant research team at REDI
  • undertake other reasonable duties as directed


Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly, supportive and challenging working environment. Our staff are committed to making a genuine difference to people's lives through excellence in education and research.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all of whom share a common interest in lifelong learning.


We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that's why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Some of Deakin's workplace benefits include:

  • 17% superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounts with third party suppliers for health insurance, car rentals IT and more

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts has enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we've achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.

We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.

As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia's economy. *At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances. *

Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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