• Leading Australian university
  • Largest Australian research centre investigating LGBTIQ health and wellbeing
  • Ranked well above world standard in ‘Other Medical and Health Sciences’ by ERA
  • 5year fixed term role
  • Position based at the Bundoora campus

About the organisation

Of all Australian universities, La Trobe is the most successful at combining accessibility with excellence, having developed a global reputation while expanding to seven campuses across Victoria and New South Wales. Part of the School of Psychology & Public Health at LaTrobe University, the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) was founded in 1993 and is a leading institution in Australia conducting social research into sexuality, gender, health and human relationships and the largest research centre in Australia investigating the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. This includes a focus on young people, older people, and the intersection of sexuality and gender with other issues, such as disability, family violence and mental health. 

About the role

The role will be responsible for upholding a high level of personal commitment, contribution and achievement at an internationally distinguished level in a discipline relevant to the key research themes of ARCSHS, including fostering excellence and advancement of the discipline by developing, leading and managing externally funded research projects, producing refereed publications arising from research and published in highly ranked journals, preparing research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and financially managing grants, and supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) projects.

 About you

You will have a PhD (or equivalent accreditation and standing), together with substantial research experience in a discipline relevant to the key research themes of ARCSHS, namely: sex, gender and consumption; LGBTIQ health and wellbeing; social responses to HIV and viral hepatitis; and sexual health and wellbeing. You will have:

  • An international recognition through original, innovative and distinguished contributions to your field of research
  • An outstanding record of publications, including papers in top-tier and high-impact journals
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and an exceptional record of attracting external research funding
  • Demonstrated high level leadership and management experience in leading research teams and projects, and financial management of grants for research projects   

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Sunday 4th June 2023

Position Enquiries:  

Adam Bourne via email [email protected]

Or Stephen Kent via email [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries:  [email protected]

Position Description below:

PD Professorial Research Fellow.pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria located in the position description

Please scroll down to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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