Research Associate-Urban Disaster Resilience

  • Mid-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 11 June 2020
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Job Description

  • Join One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work-life and family balance

The Opportunity

Join UNSW Built Environment ( one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia) and have an impact on research and education relevant to the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city and the elements.

As a Research Associate, you will work closely with the Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture, Professor David Sanderson, to develop research, build partnerships and produce publications in Australia and abroad concerning disaster risk reduction, disaster recovery, urban vulnerability, humanitarian action and resilience.

This job would suit an ambitious individual looking to establish or consolidate their academic career in one or more of the above areas.

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  • Salary: $95,449 - $102, 091 + 9.5% superannuation & Annual Leave loading ( Pro-rata)
  • 12 Month fixed term contract, with the possibility to extend
  • Part-time- 21hr/per week
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Identify, develop, win and undertake research relating to urban vulnerability, post-disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction and/or resilience
  • Author/co-author high quality publishable research, papers and publications
  • Develop projects and relationships with academic and non-academic partners, such as NGOs, working across disciplines
  • Develop and undertake teaching where required and limited academic supervision
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the position description.


Within your application, you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. If you are unable to view the position description please go direct to UNSW website

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position.

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Steve Lalic


Applications close: 11:50pm, Thursday, 16th July 2020 (AEST)

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.

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About the Organization

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

Following extensive consultation in 2015, we identified three strategic priority areas. Firstly, a drive for academic excellence in research and education. Universities are often classified as ‘research intensive’ or ‘teaching intensive’. UNSW is proud to be an exemplar of both. We are amongst a limited group of universities worldwide capable of delivering research excellence alongside the highest quality education on a large scale. Secondly, a passion for social engagement, which improves lives through advancing equality, diversity, open debate and economic progress. Thirdly, a commitment to achieving global impact through sharing our capability in research and education in the highest quality partnerships with institutions in both developed and emerging societies. We regard the interplay of academic excellence, social engagement and global impact as the hallmarks of a great forward-looking 21st century university.

To achieve this ambition, we are attracting the very best academic and professional staff to play leadership roles in our organisation.

More information

Position Description Research Associate - FBE.pdf

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