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Research positions vacant with the Catholic Bishops Conference and NCLS Research in Melbourne and Sydney

NCLS Research Fellow / Research Associate

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is seeking to engage an experienced social researcher as part of its continuing sponsorship of the National Church Life Survey, a joint project of Uniting Church Mission and Education (NSW), ANGLICARE (NSW), Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the ACBC.
The successful applicant will:
• Lead selected research projects and participate in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects.
• Liaise with Church personnel across Christian denominations with regard to NCLS research and resources.
• Present research findings at clergy conferences and other gatherings of church leaders.
The preferred location for the position is Strathfield, NSW, but consideration will be given to locating the position in Fitzroy, Victoria.
Research Officer
(Part-time, for a maximum term of three years)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is seeking to engage a Research Officer for its Pastoral Research Office (PRO), located on the Australian Catholic University campus in Fitzroy.
This position involves analysis of existing research data sets derived from the Australian Census, the National Church Life Survey and other social research projects. The Research Officer will be required to prepare reports and publications, and present research findings to an academic and general audience. The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to combine work with study towards a higher degree at ACU.
The position is part time (15 to 22.5 hours per week), with the actual number of hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Applicants for both positions must have:
• A tertiary qualification in social science, theology or a related discipline.
• An extensive knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church, its spiritual mission and ethos and its organisational structures in Australia.
• Experience in social research, including strong quantitative research skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

In addition, applicants for the NCLS position must have a commitment to ecumenical work across Catholic and Protestant traditions and a proven record in social research.
For further information and a copy of the position descriptions, contact Dr Bob Dixon on (03) 9953 3456 or go to Applications close Friday, 19 October 2012.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.
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