Job: Research Fellow in EH at JCU in Australia

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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