[Coral-List] Research Fellowships ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Andrew Baird andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au
Sun Sep 6 17:17:51 EDT 2009

Research Fellowships

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef 
Studies is an internationally renowned research 
centre encompassing >200 researchers and graduate 
students, administered by James Cook University 
in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  The Centre 
undertakes research in >40 countries, and will 
host the International Coral Reef Symposium in 
Australia in 2012. Fellowship positions are open 
to all career stages (from outstanding new PhD 
graduates to Professorial level Fellows), in four of the Centre’s Programs:

Conservation Planning for a Sustainable Future – 
explores practical approaches to cost-effective 
conservation planning, to promote the persistence 
of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the 
context of extractive and non-extractive human uses.

Understanding and Managing Coral Reef 
Biodiversity –  focuses on mechanisms and 
processes that maintain coral reef biodiversity.

Resilience of Linked Social-Ecological Systems 
–  promotes multi-disciplinary research that 
combines expertise on coral reef biology, 
management, governance, economics and social sciences.

Policy Development, Institutions and Governance 
of Coral Reefs –   addresses the multi-faceted 
challenges of improving coral reef governance 
locally and across multinational boundaries.

Employment Type: Appointments will be full-time 
for a fixed-term of 3 years subject to a 
probationary period. Suitable candidates may be 
considered for extension beyond 3 years or for 
permanent positions.  These are full time 
research-only positions, and successful 
applicants must have exceptional track records.

Selection criteria: Applicants must have:
    * a PhD in related discipline
    * Exceptional publication record for stage of career
    * Evidence of research ability in one or more 
discipline(s) relevant to the research area
    * Established links (national and 
international) with appropriate research organisations and personnel
    * Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: Academic Level A - $A61,856 - $A66,282, B 
- $A69,689 - $A82,461, C - $A85,013 - $A97,784, D 
- $A102,041 - $A112,254, or E - $130,987 per 
annum. Level of appointment and commencing salary 
will be in accordance with qualifications and 
experience. Benefits include generous employer 
superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.

Applications should be made online through 
Please provide a CV, a 1-page outline of future 
research plans, pdfs of recent publications, 
email addresses of three potential referees, and 
a cover letter which addresses the selection 
criteria. Further information is available online 
Applications close on 18 September 2009.

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