Edith Cowan U doubles down on recruiting researchers

The university is in the market for 40 up and comers

When Steve Chapman became VC Edith Cowan U set up a super-selective scheme to build research profile by recruiting 20 professorial fellows. It got there in May, hiring aged-care researcher Beverley O’Connell joins Edith Cowan U, from University of Manitoba.

Now ECU is looking to attract a next generation of research achievers, announcing it wants to employ 40 early and mid-career research fellows in its core research areas over four years. The university is offering “the security of an initial three-year fellowship (with) clear performance indicators.  And yes, that means what it sounds like – these roles can convert to continuing employment.


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