Research Fellow in Human Geography

Monash University School of Social Sciences

Research Fellow - Human Geography

Job No.: 621817

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $101,130 - $120,093 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. Discover more at

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated and talented individual to join the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts as a Research Fellow in Human Geography. This role will be instrumental in contributing towards an ARC Discovery Research project - Tracing the impact of urban experimentation in water and energy domains and will involve working with the Chief Investigators (Associate Professor Megan Farrelly from Arts and Professor Rob Raven from MSDI) and PhD Students to conduct research and data collection, while also playing a key role in public outreach and promotion of the research project.

If successful, you will be involved in exciting, novel research that expects to generate new knowledge regarding place-based transition dynamics associated with delivering sustainable urban infrastructures within and across water and energy domains. Together, the research team will work to inform the significant urban infrastructure transformations required in Australia to deliver sustainable, resilient and liveable cities.

To be successful, you must have a doctoral qualification in Human Geography or a cognisant field of geographical studies; environmental governance and/or sustainability transitions, and a growing academic publication track record.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Associate Professor Megan Farrelly, School of Social Sciences, +61 3 9905 4618

Professor Rob Raven, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, +61 3 9905 9294

Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 11:55 pm AEST