Research Development Officer @ ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA Node) – Call For Applications

Research Development Officer | ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA Node)

Job no: 496512
Work type: Full-time 2 year appointment
Location: Crawley, Perth, WA
Categories: Teaching / Research support
Salary: Level 8 $91,658 – $100,384 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, seeks to appoint an exceptional Research Development Officer at The University of Western Australia to maintain excellence in emotions research into the future and to leave a continuing research legacy.

The appointee will undertake high level liaison to promote the research aims and outcomes of CHE: by assisting in the establishment of a new international society for research in emotions history; by organising the initial conferences of the society; by acting as the Business Manager of an associated international refereed journal in emotions history, in collaboration with its Editors; by publicising, advocating and representing the interests of CHE, the society and the journal through liaison and negotiation with national and international partners and leaders of research institutions; and by providing strategic advice to CHE members regarding future international opportunities for external research funding.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant area or equivalent competency
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the structures, programs, research aims and achievements of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, within the national and international research context
  • A strong knowledge of the history of emotions
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Familiarity with the aims and management of an academic journal
  • Excellent consultation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to show initiative in developing opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Knowledge of European languages other than English and familiarity with European and/or American academic institutions and publishing systems is highly desirable

Closing date: Friday 22 April, 2016.

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