Casual Research Assistant, Centre for Program Evaluation, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (flexible location)
Closing date: Sunday 10th October 2021
Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).
About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.
About the role
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. Our environment is supportive and student-focussed, and our courses are challenging. The Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) is a research centre within MGSE focusing on evaluation education and practice. We have been teaching online since 2015 and working remotely since 2020. We excel at integrating new staff into our remote working environment and producing high quality research and evaluation for our clients.
CPE is seeking a casual Indigenous Australian to support the qualitative data analysis and synthesis for an evaluation of two programs offered by the University of Melbourne to Indigenous Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers: the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research and the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership. The evaluation is being conducted by the Centre for Program Evaluation.
You will contribute to analysing, synthesising, and reporting qualitative data on this project, under the direction of senior investigator (A/Prof Amy Gullickson), a project manager (Allison Clarke), and alongside another ATSI research assistant.
As the successful candidate, you will have:
- A tertiary qualification;
- Qualitative research skills (conducting interviews, analysing & synthesising qualitative data).
- High motivation and reliability with strong time management skills;
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills;
- Competence in the use of computer and software products (MS Office), particularly word processing and databases (e.g. Microsoft Excel). High level of professionalism, integrity, and sensitivity to confidentiality and privacy.
- Flexible family friendly policies and working conditions;
- Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
- Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
- The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.
- CPE is looking to develop Indigenous evaluators and evaluation. If successful, you can join our network of associates for future projects.
To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits
The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.
Details of how to apply:
Your complete application will include your Cover Letter (which includes your address of the selection criteria) and your CV.
For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.