Institute for Social Science Research
The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is a national leader in advanced social science and evidence based policy research. Our researchers address some of today's most important social scientific and policy questions. In addition to research we also provide postgraduate research training and offer commercial services and training for public and private sector organisations. In 2013 ISSR secured funding to lead a new Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence aimed to break the cycle of social disadvantage across generations and within families.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) will advance research targeted at reducing deep and enduring social and economic disadvantage in Australia and internationally. The Centre will examine the intergenerational transmission of inequality and disadvantage and the development, prevention and remediation of disadvantage over the life course. In particular, the Life Course Centre aims to identify the drivers of disadvantage in Australia and develop innovative solutions to mitigate or reverse its impact.
The research group in which this position sits, includes the program of Disadvantage Systems which helps to identify how disadvantage occurs within the Life Course Centre. The research program will investigate how social and economic systems, the community and institutions shape deep and persistent disadvantage and determine how new data systems and technologies can inform this research. The groups also seeks to examine how systems of inequality and disadvantage arise, how they can be addressed and how institutions like schools, families, networks and labour markets are involved with these processes.
Area:Institute for Social Science Research
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
To discuss this role please contact Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski on +61 7 3346 9305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.