Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Queensland School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($69,342.89 - $92,782.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is part of the UQ Faculty of Science and currently has 104 academic staff, and 31 professional and technical staff and over 1,120 equivalent full-time students.

The School’s extensive teaching and research activities span the fields of geology, human and physical geography, environmental science and management, biodiversity conservation, geospatial science and remote sensing, mineral resources, palaeontology, geophysics, occupational health and safety sciences, and urban and regional planning. SEES teaches into a diverse range of programs for undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework students, and higher degree by research programs.

The School has a vibrant, multidisciplinary research profile and enjoys consistent success in securing nationally competitive grants, industry funding, publishing numerous papers in high-quality international journals as well as having an important influence in areas related to government policy and industry practice.

For more information, visit the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences website:

About This Opportunity

The School of Earth of Environmental Sciences (SEES) is currently recruiting an ambitious post-doctoral researcher in the field of urban geography to commence in 2021. The appointee will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-university team to better understand the geographical and socioeconomic implications of the sharing economy.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to undertake novel research on short-term rentals and how shifting consumptive preferences & practices, digital platform economics, and housing market dynamics have altered the urban landscape.

The position is open to applicants from any disciplinary background, though preference will be given to those with an interest in, and understanding of, urban geography, economics, urban and regional planning and/or other areas of social sciences. A strong background in quantitative analysis is required.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time or part-time fixed term position at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $85,300 - $96,637, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Thomas Sigler (

NB: We currently are accepting both domestic and international applications, but commencement for international appointees may be subject to Australian government border regulations.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (including responses to the selection criteria)
  • Resume

Advertised: 01 Dec 2020

Applications close: 31 Jan 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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