Postdoc required for intergroup health communication project

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job No.: 494583
Area: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Research Level A1 ($57,330.21 – $77,764.39)
Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: Herston
 

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and medical research in Queensland, with the country’s largest medical degree program. The program includes graduate entry and school-leaver entry streams, and is integrated, case-based/problem based learning program. The School is a diverse enterprise operating over multiple sites, with Queensland Health and private health service providers in major partners. Geographically, the School extends throughout Queensland with major sites in Brisbane, the outer metropolitan areas, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state. The UQ medical degree is also delivered on the UQ Ipswich campus to the west of Brisbane.

The role

The School of Medicine is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow in intergroup health communication. The successful appointee with be assisting a team of health services and health communication researchers perform research with a focus on intergroup dynamics and communication in the health care context. Publications in international peer reviewed journals, submission of grant applications, and presentations at conferences are important expectations of the position. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team at the School of Medicine (Herston Campus) and the School of Psychology (St. Lucia Campus).

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD in the field of language and social psychology. The appointee must have experience in conducting, presenting and publishing research using quantitative and qualitative designs, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals. Knowledge of social science theory and methodology, including communication, the ability to develop ideas by reviewing literature on new subjects with the skills to supervise honours and masters students in the field of psychology within this specific program of research are all important expectations of the position.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level A. The remuneration package for Academic Level A will be in the range of $57,330.21 to $77,764.39 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $67,076 – $90,984 p.a.).

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor David Hewett, on +61 7 3365 5016 ord.hewett@uq.edu.au  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Position description:
Application closing date:
21 May 2013 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time
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Abstract

The last 50 years or so has seen a variety of interdependent processes associated with globalization, including greater geographical, demographic, social and information exchange and mobility, leading to an exponential increase in contacts and communication between cultures and languages. As a result many more people, especially in large urban areas are affected daily by intercultural and multilingual contacts. This is particularly the case in large urban environments around the world where the presence of speakers of hundreds of languages is not unusual. For example, a recent article in The Economist (10/9/2011) claimed that New York City had nearly as many languages (800) as Papua New Guinea, the country often regarded as home to the highest number of languages (according to Ethnologue, around 830). London is reputedly home to several hundred languages.

Recent research, including that by MERCATOR (The Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands) an independent…

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