Lecturer in Social Sciences
University of Adelaide School of Social Sciences

Lecturer - School of Social Sciences / Hugo Centre for Population and Housing (and CHURP)

Job no: 504114
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts, Level B


(Level B) $99,441 to $117,627 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing Full-time position, available from semester 2, 2020

We are seeking to appoint an academic with expertise in economics, applied economics, housing, statistics, GIS, machine learning/ computer science, demography, population studies, geomatics, social policy, public policy, or a closely related subject.

Aligned with the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, the Hugo Centre for Population and Housing is a research centre within the School of Social Sciences and comprises four interlinked research themes: population, demography, housing and spatial analysis. It includes the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning – a consultancy research unit focused on applied housing research. Overall, the Centre undertakes externally funded research work for a variety of government and not-for-profit sector clients, and academic research funded by the ARC and AHURI Ltd. The Centre has considerable expertise in qualitative and case study research and an expanding capability in quantitative research, particularly based on housing and economic datasets.

The successful candidate will play a role in preparing proposals and tenders to external organisations to secure research funding, will undertake research tasks focusing either on (i) data collection / collation / cleaning, statistical analyses, econometric modelling, spatial modelling and other quantitative tasks, or (ii) qualitative research design and collection including case studies, interviews, surveys and focus groups, as appropriate. A large part of the post-holder’s time will be spent on research activities associated with externally funded research projects, helping to bid for new work, writing up outputs for clients, funders and for academic publication in learned journals and books. The post holder will be expected to show initiative in the occasional identification funded research opportunities, development and submission of proposals and tenders. There is an expectation that the position will teach into geography, housing, population courses or courses related to Hugo Centre goals

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in economics, applied economics, housing, statistics, GIS, machine learning / computer science, demography, population studies, geomatics, social policy, public policy, or a closely related subject.
  • Experience working in a competitive research environment in an area relevant to the stated foci of the Hugo Centre.
  • Proven track record in attracting significant external research funds.
  • Knowledge and experience in project administration with a demonstrated ability to plan, document and monitor activities.
  • Experience of teaching geography, housing, population courses or courses related to Hugo Centre goals.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership in a diverse range of disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences. It currently serves the needs of around 5000 enrolled students, many graduates going on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers.

Learn more at: arts.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Application close 11:55pm, 30 April 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Chris Leishman
Director, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning
P: +61 (8) 831 33216
E: chris.leishman@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


Advertised: 13 Mar 2020 12:00 AM
Applications close:30 Apr 2020 11:55 PM


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