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Senior Research Fellow (Indigenous Communities)
7/06/2011 7:35:15 AM (Closing Date: 21/06/2011)
Brisbane, Australia, Oceania
Excellent opportunity for an established researcher to take a leadership role in a stimulating and challenging research team environment at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland.
Area: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute Salary: Academic Research Level C1 ($94,066.91 - $108,464.70) Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) is a leading research centre, committed to improving the social performance of the resources industry globally. Our focus is on the social, economic and political challenges that occur when change is brought about by resource extraction and development. CSRM undertakes research, education and training activities across a broad range of themes. We work with different stakeholder groups including industry, government, community and NGOs, often in collaborative multi-partner arrangements. Since its inception in 2001, the Centre has developed an enviable reputation for applied research in its focus areas. CSRM is one of six research centres which comprise the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland. The SMI is a combined initiative of industry, the University and the Queensland State Government to boost capacity in research and education in sustainable development within the minerals sector. The SMI has a strong multi-disciplinary focus and offers a vibrant intellectual environment focused on analysing and applying key concepts of sustainable development within the context of the resources sector. The role CSRM has conducted a number of research projects focussed on the interaction of the resources sector with indigenous communities in Australia and internationally, including a ground-breaking study on Indigenous employment and retention in the Australian minerals industry, and the implementation of agreements. CSRM also led the preparation of the Good Practice Guide on Indigenous Peoples and Mining for the International Council on Mining and Metals. The successful appointee will develop and manage a program of research which builds on CSRM's work in this area, and supervise research staff working on projects within this program.  The appointee will be responsible for liaison with external stakeholders in community, industry and government organisations, and will also contribute to the management and development of the Centre's activities as a member of CSRM's leadership team. The person Applicants should possess a research higher degree in a relevant discipline. You should have in-depth knowledge of the resources sector and of the key social responsibility issues pertaining to the industry, including those relating to indigenous communities and resource projects. You should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career, and be able to demonstrate strong analytic skills, excellent writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Remuneration The remuneration package will be in the range $94,066.91 - $108,464.70 p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $110,058.28 - $126,903.69 p.a.) This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Academic Level C.
Contact Details:
Name: Professor David Brereton
Phone: +61 7 3346 4043



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