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Professor, 2 lecturers, 4 Visiting Fellowships and 2 PhDs at the Australian Centre for Applied Social Research Methods (AusCen)

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The Australian Centre for Applied Social Research Methods (AusCen) was established in 2014 in order to provide national leadership in the study of Australian society, with a focus on survey research methods. It is also home to Australia’s most comprehensive collection of social scientific data through the Australian Data Archive.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor Positions

AusCen is seeking to appoint a Professor (level E) as Director of the Centre and two positions at either Lecturer (level B) or Senior Lecturer (level C). The Professor position is continuing, the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions are fixed term for a period of three years. We welcome applications from social scientists, statisticians and economists with an interest in research methodology generally, either quantitative or qualitiative, and in research design. Areas of disciplinary interest to the Centre include, but are not restricted to, political science, sociology, psychology, statistics and economics.

Further details of the positions can be found at

Enquiries can be directed to Professor Ian McAllister, E: T: 02 6125 5553. The closing date for applications is 13 April 2015.

Visiting Fellowships

Up to four Visiting Fellowships in AusCen are available for visits of between four to eight weeks. The purpose of the Visiting Fellowships is to host distinguished researchers or early career researchers from an Australian or overseas academic institution with a view to promoting and building on AusCen research excellence. The value of a fellowship is up to $AU12,000 in total, comprising a contribution towards a return economy class airfare to Canberra and a contribution towards rental accommodation.

Enquiries about Visiting Fellowships can be directed to Dr Jill Sheppard, E: T: 02 6125 7898.

PhD Scholarships

Two PhD scholarships are available, for study in any disciplinary area, using quantitative or qualitative research methods. The scholarships are for a period of three years full-time.

Enquiries about the scholarships can be directed to Dr Jill Sheppard, E: T: 02 6125 7898.