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Research Fellow DemographyACT Education

Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic
Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level BSalary package: $98,009–$111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Position overview
The School of Demography has been commissioned to provide demographic research and data modelling services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Education Directorate to support enhancement of its student demand projection capability. The Education Directorate’s projections are used to support school infrastructure planning for kindergarten to Year 12 enrolments for all government schools in ACT. Enrolment projections are also informative for broader business planning, including workforce and planning for centrally supplied services.
The Research Fellow will be required to work collaboratively with the academics in the School of Demography and ACT Education Directorate staff directly responsible for school planning. This includes reviewing existing methods, developing an integrated model framework for school enrolment analysis and projection, and providing education and training to ACT Education Directorate staff in the application of the model and its revisions. In addition, the Research Fellow will conduct targeted analyses and produce analytical reports on a variety of school enrolment planning issues. It is expected that the methodological developments and key findings resulting from this project will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at academic conferences, subject to approval by the Education Directorate.
This position is based at the Australian National University in Canberra; however, the appointee will be expected to spend approximately two working days per week with the planning team at the ACT Education Directorate, which is located at 220 Northbourne Avenue (less than four kilometres from the University).
The School of Demography is situated within the Research School of Social Sciences and has the largest concentration of demographers in Australia actively engaged in a broad range of demographic research areas, including fertility, family, ageing, mortality and migration, as well as the interdisciplinary research areas of social networks, gender, modelling, forecasting and the environment.
The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.
For further information please contact Professor James Raymer  T: (02) 6125 3699  E: 
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit
Application information
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria.

A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 26 Feb 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 21 Mar 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Research Fellow DemographyACT Education The Australian National University


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