POLITICAL FINANCE PROJECT COORDINATOR
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
REFERENCE NO. 279/0214
- Join a leading arts and social sciences faculty
- Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment
- One year, fixed term Level A position, remuneration package $95,290 p.a. (which includes $80,521 salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.
The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) comprises the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, Graduate School of Government and the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. SSPS offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of social sciences at Sydney with a view to becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.
The Department of Government and International Relations is part of a large and dynamic community of social scientists in the School of Social and Political Sciences. We offer an opportunity to join a department committed to theoretical innovation and intellectual excellence. The Electoral Integrity Project sits within the department of Government and International Relations.
The Political Finance Project Coordinator will be accountable to the Project Director and Manager and will assist in coordinating the project’s activities. Specifically, the Project Coordinator will focus on conducting research on the causes and effects of recent political finance transparency and regulatory efforts around the world. The coordinator will then select and commission a series of relevant case study reports. These reports will then become the focus of a project coordinator-organised conference and an edited book.
The preferred starting date for this appointment is April 2014.
The successful applicant will have:
- a masters degree in comparative politics, political science, or a related field
- a publication record in peer-reviewed international journals
- skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and use of standard statistical packages (Excel, Stata or SPSS)
- excellent English language communication skills; familiarity with other languages would be an advantage
- the ability to set priorities, work flexibly under pressure, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines
- a willingness to travel internationally and work in a multicultural context
- demonstrated ability to work in a semi-autonomous capacity and as part of a research team.
Desirable for appointment is:
- a PhD dissertation (defended before December 2013) in comparative politics, political science, or a related field
- experience in managing a team of project consultants and budget planning
- demonstrated administrative skills.
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
Remuneration package: Associate Lecturer (Level A) $95,290 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $80,521p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Pippa Norris on +61 2 9351 2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Abdul Macauley on + 61 2 8627 1238 or email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 9 March 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)
It is preferred that referees listed in your online application form are direct supervisors/managers from your recent employment. Academic staff are encouraged to give referees of international standing who can provide impartial evidence of the applicant’s academic work.
Written references are not required at the time of application.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
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