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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty Of Business And Law, Academic Division

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Research at QUT is seeking to appoint a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A).

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be part
of a collaborative research environment in the
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Research at the QUT Business School. The
appointee will have access to senior academic
mentors, an international network of partners,
individualised career development advice and
other research support. The position is
research only, with no teaching or service
responsibilities. This position will provide an
excellent opportunity for the postdoctoral
researcher to improve their research skills and
track record.

This position reports to the Director, Australian
Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)
for supervision, workload management and for
Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:
  • Under direction, co-author academic
research journal papers aligned with
research foci in the Australian Centre for
Entrepreneurship Research.

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.
  • Assist in grant writing.
  • Engage with industry, external end-users of
research and partner research
organisations, and where appropriate align
research responses to the needs of industry
and the wider community.

  • Assist in the supervision of research
students at undergraduate and
postgraduate level.

  • Contribute to the broader research activities
of the Centre and QUT (i.e. attendance and
presentations at research seminars and

  • Conduct administrative tasks associated
with research project/s to ensure that
project/s are completed on time and within

  • Implement and administer University policy
within the Centre and Faculty with respect
to equitable access to education and
workplace health and safety

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:
  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking

any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses
To be appointed as a Postdoctoral Research
Fellow the successful applicant must meet the
position classification standards outlined in the
QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Type of appointment
This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, part-time (4 days per week) basis for six
months. The preferred start date is 1 July
2021, completing on 31 December 2021.


Gardens Point campus.

Selection Criteria
1. Education, training and/or experience

equivalent to a doctoral qualification and
relevant to entrepreneurship research.

2. Track record of peer-reviewed publications
and conference presentations related to
entrepreneurship research

3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively
both independently and collaboratively as
part of a diverse, high performing team,
with the commitment to workplace equality.

4. Demonstrated research curiosity, ability to
bring future-focused mindset, ambition and
ability to deliver excellence and align with
the Centre’s research priorities and

5. Demonstrated excellent knowledge and
skills in quantitative research methods.

6. Ability to write, publish and present (verbal
and non-verbal) high-quality research
findings professionally.

7. Potential or demonstrated ability to interact
with industry, and seek and secure
external research funding, while enhancing
the public profile of QUT.

8. Potential or demonstrated ability to
supervise higher degree students
effectively, in accordance with the Code of

9. Excellent interpersonal skills that
demonstrate the ability to develop
networks and partnerships across
disciplines, including senior members of
QUT, private and public sector

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic
Level A (LEVA) which has an annual
remuneration range of $74,830 to $101,538 pa
(full-time equivalent). Which is inclusive of an
annual salary range of $68,139 to $92,458 pa
(full-time equivalent) and 9.5%

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:
  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging
Further benefits can be found at the Life at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have
unrestricted work rights in Australia for the
duration of the fixed-term appointment. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
to apply.

For further information about the position,
please contact Professor Martin Obschonka,
Director, Australian Centre for
Entrepreneurship Research, on (07) 3138
5319; or for further information about working
at QUT contact Human Resources on (07)
3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of an academic
staff member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

The selection panel is also committed to
conducting a process which is fair and free
from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply
For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference
number 21654.
When applying for this position your application

must include the following:
  • A current resume
Applications close 20 June 2021

About QUT
QUT is a major Australian university with a
global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are
one of the nation’s fastest growing research
universities and our courses are in high

We are an ambitious and collaborative
institution that seeks to equip our students and
graduates with the skills they will need in an
increasingly disrupted and challenged world.
We are transforming the student experience
we offer our 50,000 students and we place a
premium on the international and national

accreditation of our various professional

Our internationally award-winning Science and
Engineering Centre is home to The Cube,
acknowledged as one of the world’s largest
digital interactive learning and display spaces.
QUT established the world's first Creative
Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in
collaborative learning and interdisciplinary
research environments, including the $95M
Education Precinct.

Further information about QUT can be
obtained from the website at www.qut.edu.au.

Our Vision
QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic
plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s
ambitions and declares our strong sense of
purpose which is to provide transformative
education and research relevant to our
communities. It provides a framework and
strategies to enable QUT to realise our vision
to be the university for the real world and

identifies the following priorities:
  • support aspiration and inclusion
  • encourage creativity and entrepreneurship
  • embrace digital transformation and
  • embed principles of health and wellbeing
  • support Indigenous Australian
engagement, success and empowerment
  • enable professional engagement and
ethical leadership and,
  • focus on the environment and

Aligned to and supporting our vision are the
QUT Values. These Values highlight what
makes QUT distinct and successful. Providing
a compass for our decisions, actions and
behaviours and strengthening our community.

QUT Values

  • Ambition
  • Curiosity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness
About the Academic
Academic Division includes the University’s
faculties and research centres. It is responsible
for education (learning and teaching),
research, research services and support, and

digital business solutions. The Academic
Division is led by the Provost.

About the Australian
Centre for
The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Research (ACE) is a hub in Australia for
research-based knowledge in
entrepreneurship, with interests extending into
adjacent areas such as innovation and small
business. We expand and continue to develop
entrepreneurship research initiated at the QUT
Business School in 2005 and are an
internationally-recognised leader in scholarly
research on entrepreneurship.

ACE organises the Australian Centre for
Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
(ACERE) - the leading annual
entrepreneurship research conference in
Australasia, manages the Global
Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Australia, and
is a member of the Global Consortium of
Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

ACE is led by Director, Professor Martin
Obschonka, with the support of The Talbot
Family Foundation Chair, Professor Per
Davidsson. ACE also has various Adjunct
Professors, such as Professor Dean Shepherd.
As experts in entrepreneurship and
entrepreneurial ecosystems our team makes
research-based knowledge accessible to
business, media and government.
Entrepreneurs, business advisors,
governments and non-profit organisations draw
on our expertise in their efforts to design
policies, start businesses, innovate and
improve performance.

Large-scale projects like the Comprehensive
Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence
(CAUSEE) and the Global Entrepreneurship
Monitor (GEM) help us assess entrepreneurial
activity in Australia. We’re discovering what
works and doesn’t work for Australian start-ups
and our specialised projects are helping
segments of the population and industry.

Brisbane City, QLD

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