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Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Sydney

  • May 17, 2017
  • Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Department of Government and International Relations
  • University of Sydney
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun. 1, 2017
  • To be negotiated
  • Post-Doc
  • Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Social Sciences - General
    Political Science - General
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Department of Government and International Relations
University of Sydney
Reference no. 914/0517

  • Join a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Laureate fellowship project
  • Work with internationally recognised scholars and develop your existing project management and supervisory skills
  • Full-time, fixed term until 1 December 2018, remuneration package: AU$106,834 p.a. (which includes AU$90,276 p.a. salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

About the opportunity
The department is seeking to appoint an early career scholar to manage a major research project on Electoral Integrity.

Elections in many countries are commonly marred by a variety of problems and as elections have spread to almost every country around the globe, including many non-democracies, the issue of electoral integrity has generated growing concern.

As part of this appointment the research focuses upon three main questions:

  • When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?
  • What happens when elections fail to do so?
  • And what can be done to mitigate these problems?

For more information on the project please refer to the University of Sydney Careers page website below.

About you
To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD dissertation which is defended before July 2017 in Comparative Politics, Political Science, Law, International Relations, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Studies, Political Sociology, Political Economy, Social Sciences or a related field
  • Research interests in the quantitative study of comparative politics and elections
  • Advanced skills in research methods and the use of standard statistical packages (Stata, R, or SPSS)
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Professional skills in editing, writing and research
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in managing collaborative teams and projects
  • Excellent analytical, time management, written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced skills in social media
  • The willingness to travel internationally and work in a multicultural context
  • Advanced skills using various standard software packages, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Desirable for appointment is your:

  • Knowledge of a language other than English.

About us

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

The Department of Government and International Relations was the first politics department at an Australian university. The department has a very active research program with considerable success in attracting research funding and engaging in interdisciplinary projects.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 1 June 2017 (Sydney time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Sydney Recruitment
    Department of Government and International Relations
    The University of Sydney
    Level 1, 1-3 Ross Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2006


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