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Research Faculty

Location:                          Flexible
Employment Type:          Part Time Fixed Term Contracts

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About this Opportunity:

AC is seeking Research Faculty who can contribute to AC in the areas of high quality (world standard or above) research in the fields of Business, Education or Leadership.  AC has a vibrant and developing culture of research and scholarship, and Research Faculty are expected to contribute to that through publication and collegial engagement.

These part-time fixed term positions are based from the Sydney (Parramatta) campus, with flexible working available.

Your new team:

Alphacrucis College is a leading Australasian Christian college, with campuses in every Australian capital and Auckland, and with a reputation for excellence in training, teaching and research. We provide our students a Christ-centred education that is relevant for today's generation. Our mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

AC provides courses in ministry & theology, education, leadership, business, chaplaincy, counselling, teaching and music. Our vision is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.


The key responsibilities of the Research Faculty include (but are not limited to):

  • Publication of research in high quality outlets in the broad FoRs: Division 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services OR Division 13 Education;
  • Supervision of HDR candidates;
  • Mentoring of junior faculty in the areas of high-quality research and HDR supervision;
  • Participation in building the research culture of AC.

To be successful for this position you will have: 

  • Completion of an earned doctorate from a recognised institution of higher education;
  • Evidence of a strong or emerging research profile in one of the broad FoRs mentioned above;
  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievement;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith that informs one’s professional and personal choices and commitments;
  • Understanding of the mission of higher education within the church and commitment to the vision and mission of AC;
  • Proven people and communication skills.

Positional Goals:

(These are performance categories.  Specific targets will be agreed to annually)

  • High quality research publication average of a certain number of points per year (based on fraction of appointment) in the broad FoRs mentioned above (A1 book = 5 points; B1 book chapter = 1 point; C1 journal article = 1 point);
  • Successful supervision of HDR candidates to completion;
  • Effectiveness of building AC’s research culture through constructive participation in research mentoring, events and activities.

This role could suit an experienced researcher or a junior researcher with an emerging research profile.


  • To be considered for this opportunity send your resume and cover letter to Sharon Swalling, Human Resources at The cover letter MUST address the above criteria and include detail on your capacity to be part of a Christ-centred organisational culture (i.e. details of any Christian faith, values or church involvement, or of your willingness to be part of a Christian organisation). 
  • Enquiries relating to this position can be directed to Sharon at
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14th September 2020, unless filled prior to this date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted. 

** Candidates must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this position **