Postdoctoral Researcher Job in Indigenous Environmental Studies at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Develop your academic career and contribute to research projects important to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and global Indigenous communities and their environments
  • Full-time, 3-year term, Academic Level A starting salary $100,717 plus vacation load and generous superannuation
  • Desired start date: January 2023 (negotiable)

Sydney Environment Institute – Reference no. 0096766

Reporting to Professor David Schlosberg, Director of the Sydney Environment Institute, the postdoctoral researcher will participate in the development and management of research projects that examine environmental issues and approaches relevant to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and/or Indigenous communities. world.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Sydney Environment Institute and will be affiliated with the USYD department/school closest to their expertise.

About you

The University values ​​courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned with these values ​​and are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who has:

  • have completed a PhD in any field related to Indigenous environmental studies, broadly defined, including humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, planning and design, law and/or public health . Priority will go to those focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental issues and/or approaches
  • demonstrated knowledge and emerging profile in environmental and/or Indigenous studies
  • ability to address SEI’s key research themes (biocultural diversities, environmental imaginaries and storytelling, environmental justices, climate transition and transformation) and/or environmental elements of the university’s One Sydney, Many People Indigenous strategy (focused on culture and community, people, education and sense of place)
  • evidence of ability to conduct independent research and take responsibility for the development and completion of research projects and publications
  • an emerging track record in academic publications and the potential to develop additional research expertise through various projects

The main tasks of the role include:

  • conduct research under limited supervision within the broad research themes of the Sydney Environment Institute
  • coordinate, integrate and communicate research – both individually and with collaborative teams
  • play a leading role in the organization and promotion of seminars and workshops related to these projects (including communication, logistics, web content and management of social media feeds)
  • write peer-reviewed publications and prepare competitive grant applications
  • actively contribute to research seminars and workshops, as well as research activities at the Sydney Environment Institute and Indigenous Studies at the University of Sydney

Sydney Environment Institute (SEI)

The central aim of the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney is to address and respond to major environmental challenges. SEI creates a leading role for the humanities and social sciences of the environment in understanding, confronting and transforming social and academic responses to environmental crises. Our affiliates across the university are productively engaged in local, national and international interdisciplinary collaborations. SEI encourages and supports interdisciplinary work by establishing links, organizing thematic workshops and seeding projects. We have developed both leadership and engagement on a range of topics, from food systems to ocean cultures, from the politics of adaptation to the cultural losses of species extinction.

Prospective applicants are advised to request further information on the position from Professor David Schlosberg at [email protected]

For further information on the recruitment process, or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Nicole Cunningham, Recruitment Partner on 0449973799 or email [email protected]

Application deadline: 11:30 p.m., September 30, 2022 (Sydney time)

We are currently planning to hold interviews on October 10 or 11

Preferred start date: January 2023 (although this may be negotiable)

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

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At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

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