Job advertisement: Research Fellow at ANU

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to conduct research in the area of diversity, discrimination and building social harmony in Australian communities. The project involves Kate Reynolds and Emina Subasic at ANU and two partner investigators: Miles Hewstone at University of Oxford and Linda Tropp at University of Massachusetts. The linkage partner is the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The successful candidate will advise on, develop, and conduct a number of experimental field trials that investigate the effectiveness of social-identity based community interventions to enhance tolerance between different ethnic groups.

We are looking for a candidate with an interest in social and behavioural change research in areas of prejudice, discrimination and building social harmony. Furthermore the successful candidate will have knowledge of social identity and self-categorization theories and their application to issues of intergroup conflict and co-operation in laboratory and/or field settings. The candidate will also have experience (or an ability to gain such experience) in conducting field (experimental, longitudinal) research and will be passionate about seeing such research come alive in applied, policy-relevant settings. The position requires preparation of publications and presentations for an academic as well as policy audience.

ANU is one of Australia’s premier universities and ranked amongst the best in the world. We offer a range of great employment benefits including 17% super, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, salary packaging and more.

This position is to commence immediately and ends December 2014.

Research School of Psychology

ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment

Position Level:                       Academic Level B

Salary Package:                     AUD $83,773 – $95,407 pa plus 17% superannuation

Reference:                              A339-12MY

Length of appointment:           Fixed term until the end of 2014


Enquiries: Associate Professor Kate Reynolds

Telephone:  +61 2 6125 0637  


Closing Date:  31 July 2012

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