Decra Track Research Fellow

at Deakin University

The role:

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation aims to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed method multidisciplinary research.

The DECRA Track Research Fellow will conduct an independent research project that aligns with the Institute's research activity in the area of youth, citizenship and globalisation as well as participate in team research where relevant. This role will see you actively involved in the research activities and academic community of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI).

This is a full time 2-year fixed term contract based at the Burwood Campus.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • a PhD in relevant social science or humanities discipline. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to sociology, politics, cultural studies, anthropology, gender studies and education
  • a research proposal and track record that is competitive for the ARC DECRA scheme
  • knowledge of and expertise in one or more of the following research areas: youth citizenship; youth mobility and migration; youth intercultural relations; globalisation and youth cultures; youth and new media, OR another area of critical youth studies demonstrably relevant to the research strength in youth studies
  • eligibility for the ARC DECRA scheme for submission in or after 2021

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide an excellent contribution to the Institute's and Faculty's research programs
  • publish high quality research in journals of high repute
  • contribute to the achievement of Deakin's strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation
  • contribute to the research achievement of the Faculty
  • undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin
  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes


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.

All applicants must submit the responses to Key Selection Criteria along with a Cover Letter, a Research Proposal (no more than 700 words) and a Resume including the names of 3 referees.

Job closes on 16 June 2019 Position Description: Download File PD - DECRA Track Research Fellow.pdf For further information, please contact Anita Harris on

*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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