Research Fellow (B) - Marketing Wine Business

Job no: 513511
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Level B, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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Level B, $107,276 - $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation.

Full time, fixed term position for 36 months.

The Australian wine sector aims to be a leading global producer of ‘lifestyle wines’ – wines lower in alcohol and calories than traditional wines. To achieve this vision, industry and academic co-operative research is needed to produce, market and sell no- and low-alcohol (NOLO) wines that exceed consumer expectations. A recently funded CRCP project will leverage the resources and expertise of a consortium of industry stakeholders (from across the supply chain) and world-renowned researchers to address key NOLO winemaking challenges: microbial stability and shelf-life, flavour capture and re-use, mouthfeel and textural deficiencies, and the image of NOLO wine. This multi-faceted approach will deliver growth in global markets, and therefore economic benefits for the wine industry.

We invite applications for a Post-doctoral position as part of the Marketing Pillar of the CRCP project. The successful candidate is a self-motivated individual, who is willing to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the consumers’ motives behind the trial and adoption of no-, low- and mid-alcohol strength wines over time in Australia, the US and the UK. The role will also comprise project management, fieldwork, domestic and international travel, collaboration with the project stakeholders, co-supervision of research students and/or technical staff, workshop participation, and preparation of reports and peer-reviewed publications.

The successful candidate will be based at the Adelaide Business School, which is home to the Wine Business Group, the largest concentration of Wine Business academics in Australia. The group aims to support the sustainable growth of the domestic and international wine sector through research, teaching, and industry engagement. More specifically, the successful candidate will be affiliated to the Marketing Discipline with the expectation that they will contribute positively to its culture. This involves the willingness and ability to support a workplace culture based on inclusion, accountability, problem-solving orientation, and emotional intelligence.

However, given the multidisciplinary scope of the project, the successful candidate needs to be able to interact with other researchers and technical staff in the areas of bioengineering, oenology, and sensory science.

To be successful you will need: 

  • A PhD in Marketing or related field from Business, or Economics.
  • A growing track record of research and clear potential to publish in highly ranked journals in marketing and/or tourism (ABDC: A and A*; ideally also FT50 potential) and attract externally funded grants (cat 1 or industry).
  • Demonstrated background in the use of quantitative methods (i.e., SEM, DCEs, etc.).
  • Displayed evidence in writing and securing research and teaching grants.
  • Experience in HDR student supervision.
  • A demonstrated aptitude to engage collaboratively with industry partners and other external stakeholders for teaching and research purposes, preferably in relation to Wine & Food Marketing and Tourism.

Highly Desirable:

  • Expertise in sensory and consumer science.
  • Involvement with relevant industry and professional bodies.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

Learn more at: able.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 3rd March 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Armando Corsi
Associate Professor of Wine Business
E: armando.corsi@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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