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RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Senior/Research Fellowships

Job no: 567137
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Research

The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships are open to researchers with an excellent track record who can make a significant contribution to RMIT's research priority areas. 

The fellowships are aligned with the RMIT Strategic Plan and our Enabling Capability Platforms. Successful applicants will be offered either a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship or a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, dependent on their experience and achievements.

Our outstanding research fellows;

  • Contribute significant knowledge within our research priority areas — generating new ideas and building our cross-disciplinary understanding.
  • Apply innovative, enterprising research practice to solving problems and meeting the needs of our community.
  • Identify and develop innovative solutions to problems affecting communities around the world.
  • Work with internationally recognised partners to ensure our research has impact and contributes to solving global problems.

Our Fellows engage in research projects undertaken within high-performing RMIT research teams, aligned with one of our Enabling Capability Platforms:

  • Biomedical and Health Innovation; focusing on disease prevention and using holistic health to tackle the needs of growing and aging populations
  • Design and Creative Practice; ensuring future designs support sustainability, health and wellbeing as well as technological innovation and economic prosperity
  • Global Business Innovation; increasing the innovation capabilities of private and public-sector firms by looking at the innovation lifecycle
  • Social Change; focusing on health and social policy and practice, mobility, migration and
  • security, digital transformations, and work
  • Urban Futures; assisting public and private sectors transform how cities are planned,
  • built, and governed to achieve healthy sustainable urban development
  • *Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication*; focusing on the manufacturing shift towards customisation, digitisation, international supply chains, and making manufacturing supply chains and components truly multifunctional
  • *Advanced Materials*; focusing on the materials needed by the industries of tomorrow
  • *Information and Systems (Engineering)*; informing researchers and the wider community about how to exploit disruptions caused by the steep increase in data, communications and sensors; deep advances in automation; new energy production; and, the challenges of cyber security

* RMIT is committed to driving progress towards gender equality and ensuring diverse and balanced representation at every level of our organisation. To address the under representation of women in Science and Engineering, the Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow recruitment for Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication; Advanced Materials; and Information and Systems (Engineering) will be open to only female applicants. The Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act permits the University to conduct female only recruitment to addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation in Science and Engineering.

To be suitable for an Academic Level C, Senior Research Fellowship, it is expected that you will have an excellent track record and international recognition for undertaking high-quality research in one of RMIT's research priority areas. You will have proven ability to provide research leadership, develop networks and manage collaborative partnered research projects in a global environment.

To be suitable for an Academic B, Research Fellowship it is expected that you will have an emerging track record and a national reputation for undertaking high quality research in one of RMIT’s research priority areas. You will have proven capacity to plan and conduct high quality research, attract competitive funding, regularly disseminate outcomes, and have established national research networks.

How to apply:

For further information on the application process please go to: Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships 2018

Applications must include:

  1. A copy of your CV
  2. Research plan
  3. Your response to each selection criteria (listed in the position description).
  4. A statement on your career achievements relative to your research opportunity

Note: Fellowships are not open to people who currently hold a continuing academic appointment at RMIT. 

Applications close on Sunday 19 August 2018

Download File PD-VC Senior Research Fellow-Academic C.pdf

Download File PD-VC Research Fellow-Academic B.pdf

For enquiries only, email Please do not submit applications via this email as they will not be processed.


Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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