Research Fellow, Sustainable Futures in Music
Grade 1 or 2, Fixed Term (ending 15/12/2013), Part Time (60-80% negotiable), South Bank campus.
"Sustainable futures for music cultures: Towards an ecology for musical diversity" is a AU$ 4 million, five-year initiative supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC); involving ten partner organisations in Australia and overseas, including the International Music Council founded by UNESCO. Through a systematic study of key factors that influence sustainability across both vibrant and endangered music cultures, its objective is to develop frameworks and practical instruments which will empower communities across the world to forge musical futures on their own terms.
The Research Fellow is at the centre of development, coordination, communication, management and research of this major innovative project. The position will be based in Brisbane, and will work closely with the Chief Investigator, other Australia-based researchers, research assistants and international colleagues to help ensure the project is well organised, rigorous, transparent, ethical, efficient, and effective for all those involved. This involves keeping an overview at all times to ensure all strands of the project work are in synergy with its goals.
The complexity of this project requires an outstanding candidate. The appointee will hold a PhD in (applied) ethnomusicology or a closely related discipline; demonstrate highly developed skills in conducting, organising and managing complex research projects; possess superb communication skills with sensitivity to cultural diversity; have proven capabilities to produce research reports and academic publications; be able to work independently as well as cooperatively in research teams; and keep an overview in complex processes and projects. Skills in communication beyond the academic realm, experience in securing grants and/or fundraising, and working knowledge of major languages beyond English are desirable.
The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience.
RF1 $62,451 - $64,746 (pro rata) per annum; RF2 $70,566 - $83,799 (pro rata) per annum.
Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: RF1 $73,068 - $75,754 (pro rata) per annum; RF2 $82,563 - $98,046 (pro rata) per annum.
Obtain the position description and application information online.Applications close: 5 February 2009