Job opportunity: Research Fellow at the Migration Hub

22nd February 2023

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The Migration Hub at the School of Regulation and Global Governance is seeking a Research Fellow to help lead the Diasporas Humanitarians Research Project. The Diasporas Humanitarians Research Project (‘the Diasporas Project’) is an ARC Linkage Project led by Professor Alan Gamlen examining how Australia-based migrants can help in crises abroad.

This role will work closely with Professor Gamlen and the Migration Hub team, as well as various external partners contributing to the Diasporas Project. You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting a range of research activities relating to the Diasporas Project, including data collection, analysis, and research integration activities, delivering project outputs such as a Master Project Report document, leading e-training modules, and supporting compliance with key professional and institutional standards.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in the Social Sciences or a cognate discipline with a record of independent research in the field of Migration and Diaspora Studies. You will have experience supervising a research team, leading independent research and attracting research funding. You will also have demonstrated experience working co-operatively in a small team and working within a broader university administration and complex stakeholder network, as well as a proven ability to undertake curriculum and program development, deliver quality teaching and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. To excel in this role, you must have superb oral and written communication skills in English and an ability to maintain a constructive and solutions-focused attitude towards identifying and solving problems with a high degree of independence.

While this is a research-intensive role, all academic staff within the College are expected to undertake work in three areas of academic activity - education (teaching and learning), research and service (including outreach). The allocation of time to each area will reflect relative opportunities within the School and/or discipline, as well as individual appointment situations. This expectation applies regardless of the level of appointment, the type of appointment an academic holds, or the part of the University in which an academic may have begun their career at ANU.

To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Professor Gamlen at

View the position description and selection criteria here.

Applications close 19 March 2023.

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