Subject: Postdoc Opportunity in Sydney (AUS): Practical Justice in Health and Illlness [Sociology]

The Practical Justice I<>nitiative, based at UNSW
Arts and Social Sciences, is a core UNSW research initiative focused on
tackling some of the most difficult social issues that face our society and
the globe today. The Initiative brings together an interdisciplinary group of
scholars from across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, to better
understand key social problems, and seek to solve them in innovative and
creative ways. UNSW's Practical Justice Initiative couples innovative research
on the theoretical dimensions of justice together with a practical and applied
focus on significant social and political problems such as climate change;
health; and sexuality, gender and justice. The Co-Directors of the Practical
Justice Initiative are Professor Alex
Broom<> and
Professor Jeremy


About the role

* $90,387-$96,677 plus (9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
* Fixed Term for one year, with potential of renewal based on funding and
* Full-time

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with Professor Alex Broom and other
team members, to develop and expand the health and
illness<> research program
at the Practical Justice I<>nitiative at UNSW.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will initiate new, support existing, and
conduct outstanding, research.

The preference is for scholarly excellence (and potential) in sociology,
rather than a particular sub-field. The successful candidate may have a
background in various areas of sociology, including but not limited to, health
sociology, social studies of science, gender, sociology of the body/emotions,
sociology of the family and so on. Solid understanding of, and familiarity
with, sociological theory is expected. Candidates with skills in qualitative
research are preferred, capacity to do fieldwork essential.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

* Hold a PhD in sociology or a closely related discipline, and experience
in sociological research
* Have experience in researching the vulnerable or conducting research in
sensitive issues
* Have experience in, or capacity to contribute to, the preparation and
submission of research grants
* Have Interest in and capacity for furthering theoretical understandings
of experiences of illness, wellbeing and care
* Be able to demonstrate capacity to complete, analyse and publish
sociological/social science research, as evidenced by peer reviewed
* Be able to demonstrate understanding of social research methods,
including experience in collecting, analysing and disseminating qualitative

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the
position description in your application. Please apply online - applications
will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Alex Broom


T: (61 2) 9385 2829

Applications close: 31st August 2017
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Bart Penders
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