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ECU Early And Mid-Career Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowships

Monday, July 8, 2019  
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
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Edith Cowan University in Western Australia is seeking to appoint outstanding early and mid‑career researchers.  The Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowships are open to emerging and leading researchers with a record of accomplishment in their field, who can significantly contribute to ECU’s new research strategy. 


The VC’s Fellowships are open to Australian and International Applicants.



Candidates will demonstrate: 


  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field; 
  • Evidence of significant and high quality publications in the last 5 years; 
  • Through academic, professional or other external partnerships, contribute to the translation of research to address the needs and priorities for a sustainable community; and/or demonstrate research impact through metrics relevant for the discipline; 
  • Professional Standing: demonstrated evidence of recognition as a discipline expert (external to your organisation), eg through:  
    • Recipient of prizes and awards; 
    • Speaker and/or active participation at conferences and/ or industry events; 
    • Participation of and/or a member of an organising external committee; or 
    • Recognised participation in consultancy projects


For early-mid career candidates the current round is open from 1 July - 31 July, closing at 5pm AWST. 


In addition to Edith Cowan University’s two Perth-based campuses (Joondalup and Mount Lawley), the University also has a South West Campus in Bunbury, Western Australia (see for campus information and courses; or for aerial views of the campus).   


Bunbury is a coastal city in a great location 200 kilometres south of Perth (see for views of Bunbury from the air; or for Bunbury city centre facilities). 



Early or mid-career researchers, working in the areas of social work or disability studies may be interested in working on ECU’s South West Campus.



There will also be opportunities for the VC’s Research Fellows to contribute to teaching.  Based on the South West Campus, the ECU Social Work program is in the School of Arts and Humanities.  The Bachelor of Social Work course explores the complex nature of contemporary societies, promoting the rights and wellbeing of individuals and communities. It aims to equip students to work generically, providing opportunities to explore social work responses to both local and global issues, including the impacts of climate change. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on working alongside regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities – such an approach is grounded in the conviction that community development perspectives used in RRR contexts are also applicable in urban settings.  We have also recently introduced teaching on disability and social inclusion, with a particular focus on community supports and working with people with intellectual disabilities. 


For further information on the VC’s Fellowships, please see:

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