Research Associate in Business

University of New South Wales School of Business

Research Associate, School of Business

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Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Associate Lecturer

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About our School:

The School of Business is one of four schools at the University of New South Wales Canberra. It offers a multi-disciplinary and collaborative work environment focusing on delivering high quality teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate committed to preparing students for success in a wide range of fields. We are an internationally accredited business school and have a strong research focus in the areas of strategic people management, strategic decision-making, public-sector implementation and management, logistics, diversity, and business systems modelling. The school also offers high quality research programs at the masters and PhD level.

The School of Business uses an interdisciplinary research approach, this innovative approach allows us to play an integral role in developing and shaping the business environment. Our research enables business to find and or create ‘unicorn’ employees and teams who add value through unique sets of qualities that make them extremely rare and valuable.

About the Role:

Please note: This recruitment process will be used to fill multiple vacancies and upcoming vacancies within the School of Business. Immediately we are seeking one (1) x Research Associate to support and progress a range of research projects related to Leadership, Governance and Public sector implementation and Management, as well as one (1) x Research Associate that will involve project management and research activity in the areas of measurement and reporting guides.

Role:     Research Associate(s)
Salary:  Level A $100,318 - $107,299 plus 17% Superannuation         
Term:    Part time and/or full time, up to 35hrs per week
Employment type: Fixed term, up to 5 years pending funding availability
Location: Canberra, ACT. Flexible and/or remote working arrangements may be available for negotiation.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Our Ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Project manage a team of researchers working on this project
  • Conduct research as directed by the research team leader
  • Undertake literature reviews and literature synthesis, as directed
  • Write up data analysis, as directed 
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks as directed.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. Flexible and/or remote working arrangements may be available for negotiation.

To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. UNSW is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.

Interviews for these positions are likely to take place over a virtual platform ie. Teams or Zoom.

How to apply:

Please apply via our online recruitment system. In your application, please upload a 2-page pitch addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. To view the Download File Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal.

Applications Close: 9th October 2022, 11:30pm AEST. Applications will be reviewed in a 4-week cycle (after 9th September and again 9th October)

Sally Twitchen


For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave). 

       Any questions about the application process - please email

Position Description

Advertised: 12 Aug 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Oct 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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