Postdoctoral Researcher in the Measurement of Social and Economic Change

University of Tasmania Institute for Social Change

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Measurement of Social and Economic Change

Job no: 495878
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Measurement of Social and Economic Change

  • Fixed Term, full time, 3-year appointment
  • Based in Hobart
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing.

The Institute for Social Change draws on the expertise of researchers in the College of Arts, Law and Education and from across the University of Tasmania to understand social change. We provide analysis and commentary aimed at stimulating discussion around key issues affecting Tasmania and the wider community.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Researcher in the Measurement of Social and Economic Change will analyse existing tools and develop new methods for measuring and describing impact as it relates to social and economic change and to the University’s mission. The successful applicant will work with researchers across the University and with partners in government, business, and the community sectors. The position is a collaboration between the College of Arts, Law and Education, and the College of Business and Economics.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the development of an innovative place-based approach to assessing the impact of change on wellbeing that combines available social, economic, cultural and environmental data with local opinions and narratives to support community, business and government decision-making
  • Address debates and solutions that respond to strengths and limitations of current impact measures in quality journal publications and government, industry and community accessible reports and events
  • Contribute to the writing of applications for and the delivery of external grants that are relevant to the Institute and University objectives
  • Contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students
  • Provide up to 0.2 FTE specialist teaching as required.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  •  A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. PhD near submission and relevant experience).
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions within the social and/or economics sciences.  
  • A record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, and wider community.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Libby Lester, Director, CALE Institute, or 0419 527 237.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Postdoctoral Researcher in the Measurement of Social and Economic Change.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 14 May 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Jun 2021 Tasmania Standard Time