Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CEPS, Griffith University, Australia

Reference: 498389
Element: Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Work type: Fixed term (4.5 years)

The Centre: The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 under the ARC Centre of Excellence special initiative to boost policing and security research capability in Australia. CEPS extensive network of industry and international partners provide a critical framework for researchers and students to undertake highly innovative, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research internationally and nationally, enriching the research and policy impact and outcomes of research. CEPS research leadership shapes policy and practice reform to strength the security and wellbeing of Australia.

The position is funded by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship grant (2013-18). The ‘Prosecution Project’ provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the successes, failures and limits of the criminal trial in Australia from the colonial era to the post-war decades. Using the rich resources of Australian archives, it will provide enduring foundational knowledge of Australian criminal justice in its historical and international context. The research team conducting the project includes the Laureate Fellow, two Research Fellows, two PhD scholars, and other research support staff. The project team will also work closely with research partners in criminal justice and legal history within the Centre and with research collaborators in other universities in Australia and elsewhere.

A position exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with the ARC Laureate Fellowship project team led by Professor Mark Finnane.

Working with the ARC Laureate Fellow (Professor Finnane) and Research Fellow Dr Amanda Kaladelfos, as well as other researchers and postgraduate scholars, the successful applicant will conduct research on the history of the criminal trial in Australia.

This is a fixed term (4.5 years), full time position based at the Mt Gravatt campus.

The role:
This is a research-intensive position. The appointee will be expected to conduct collaborative research with other members of the team. There will also be opportunities to participate in the recruitment and supervision of research students. The appointment will be hosted within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, an inter-disciplinary and inter-university centre providing excellent research support, as well as access to national and international partnerships and opportunities.

The person:
You will have:

A PhD in a relevant field (history, law, criminology or other relevant social science) must have been awarded within the last five years, or have been submitted and under examination
Experience in research methods, including archival research and quantitative research
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Experience in research collaboration
Demonstrated ability to produce research reports and academic publications
Ability to work independently but also cooperatively in a research team
Applicants will need to provide an outline of a research proposal most likely to advance the objectives of the Laureate Fellowship project (the ‘Prosecution project’).

Salary range:
Research Fellow, Grade 1: $63,784 – $75,030 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $74,628 – $87,786 per annum.

Further information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link


For position queries, contact Professor Mark Finnane, Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security on +61 (0) 7 3735 1032 or email Intending applicants should contact Professor Finnane before preparing their application

For application queries, contact Ms Samantha Byrne, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4062.

Closing date: Friday 10 January 2014 4.30pm AEST.

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