Regional representative

Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor
History M208
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley  WA  6006
andrea.gaynor [at]

Moran Award in History of Science

ESEH : November 6, 2012 14:18

The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Applications are invited for the 2012 Moran Award for History of Science Research.

Who is eligible?
Postgraduate students and other independent researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science.

What is its purpose?
To encourage use of the Basser Library collections, especially by younger researchers. It can be used towards travel and accommodation costs associated with going to Canberra

What is the value?

How many are available?
In general only one Scholarship will be awarded each year. However, this is at the discretion of the selection committee.

When do applications close?
Applications for 2012 close on 30 November.

What documentation is needed?
Applications should be limited to three pages and include a cv, a brief outline of the proposed project and the Basser Library collections to be consulted, and a budget. Please attach two referees’ reports to your application.

Where should applications be sent?
To the Librarian at the Australian Academy of Science,
either by post to GPO Box 783, Canberra ACT 2601
or by email to rosanne.walker [at]

When will the outcome be known?
All applicants will be notified by the end of the year.

Who is the contact for further information?
Rosanne Walker
Phone +61 (0) 2 6201 9431

Note: Information on the Basser Library collections is available at

Job: Research Fellow in EH at JCU in Australia

ESEH : November 6, 2012 14:11

Research Fellow position in environmental history – closes 9 November

Job Level(s): Research Academic Level B, Research Academic Level A
Location: James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Appointment period: 3 years
Closing date for applications: 9 November 2012
Reference: 12318

Position Statement

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 researchers and graduate students, with ongoing research projects in 30 countries. We are seeking an early to mid-career postdoctoral Research Fellow for Research Program 5 Resilience of linked Social-Ecological Systems

The objective of the position is to reconstruct the environmental, social and economic history of catchments and coral reefs.

The appointee will have substantial freedom to forge a research program that suits her or his interests and abilities and to collaborate with leading coral reef researchers.

The position will be based in Townsville. This is a full-time research only position and the successful applicant must have a PhD with an exceptional track record for their stage of career. Previous experience in coral reefs is not essential.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Conduct research independently and as part of a team that contributes to the achievement of the aims of the ARC Centre of Excellence, particularly Program 5: Resilience of linked social ecological systems.
  • Contribute to improving understanding of the fellowship research area
  • Work independently and collaborate with Centre staff and end-users to apply skills to research problems in the study of the social-ecological systems.
  • Publish research in high quality journals.
  • Co-supervise graduate students, if appropriate.

Key Selection Criteria

  • PhD in related discipline.
  • Strong publication record for stage of career.
  • Evidence of research ability in one or more discipline(s) relevant to the fellowship research area
  • Established links (national and international) with appropriate research organisations and personnel
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.


Professor Terry Hughes
61 7 4781 4000

Employment Type

Appointments will be full-time for a fixed term (research only) of three years subject to a probationary period.


Academic Level B: $79,837 – $94,203* per annum
Academic Level A: $71,027 – $76,005* per annum
* depending on qualifications and experience


Benefits include 5 weeks annual leave, generous employer superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.

Application Procedure

Apply online (reference number 12318) through James Cook University. Please forward a Curriculum Vitae, one-page statement of research interests, PDFs of recent publications and addresses of three referees. Please quote reference number 12318: Research Fellow: Environmental history of coral reefs.

Closing date for applications: 9 November 2012

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation, invite applications or not to make an appointment. Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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