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Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Whether you just started your career in research or have a proven track record, an RMIT Research Fellowship can help to consolidate your career as a Research Scientist.

As an RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow you will:

    • Contribute significantly to our strategic research priority themes and research priority areas – generating new ideas and building our research and innovation capability;
    • Apply innovative, enterprising research practice to solving complex problems and meeting the needs of communities;
    • Identify and develop innovative solutions to problems affecting communities around the world; and
    • Work with internationally recognised partners to ensure our research creates value and positively impacts the economy, society, and the environment.

The 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships open 1 August, and we are looking to hear from Senior Research, Research Fellows, and Postdoctoral Fellows whose research, experience and expertise align with one of RMIT’s 6 Strategic Research Priority Themes below:

    • Sustainable futures
    • Healthier futures
    • Productive futures
    • Fairer futures
    • Digital futures
    • Indigenous futures

 Click here for more information about the program.

About You

You will have prior experience in conducting and leading research, as well as experience in attracting research funding, including competitive grants from both national and international sources. You will be recognised for producing high quality outputs and have evidence of collaboration across industry and/or research organisations and/or disciplines.

Female Only Recruitment Conditions

All Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows are hosted in one of RMIT’s academic Schools within our three Colleges.

To address the under representation of women in STEMM, for the Senior Research and Research Fellowships positions, there are some Schools where we will only accept applications from women, including those who identify as women or are gender diverse. This condition applies in the following Schools:

    • School of Engineering (Academic levels B and C)
    • School of Computing Technologies (Academic level C)

Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act permits the University to conduct female only recruitment in addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation at the academic levels and Schools listed above.

NOTE: these conditions do not apply to the Postdoctoral Fellowships and Indigenous Research Fellowships, which are open to all applicants across all Schools.

About RMIT

RMIT is a leading multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

Bring your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

To assess your eligibility and suitability for these positions, we request you complete the Expression of Interest (EoI) application via the link below:

2022 VCRF – Expression of Interest

The EoI application includes questions that will require you to respond in a variety of ways including text and document uploads. Feel free to complete this application at a time that works for you; you can go in and out of the assessment as many times as you like before the submission deadline.

Please Note: Fellowships are not available to current RMIT employees who are already in ongoing academic roles.

PD – Senior Research Fellowship

PD – Research Fellowship

PD – Postdoctoral Fellowship

PD – Indigenous Research Fellow or Indigenous Senior Research Fellow

PD – Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Deadline

All applications close at 11:59pm on 31 August 2022 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications beyond the closing date.

Further Questions  

If you have any application questions, please visit our frequently asked questions section on the RMIT VCRF webpage or alternatively you can email if your questions are not answered within the website. Please note, applications submitted via this email address will not be processed.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

In assessing merit, RMIT accommodates an emerging contemporary approach to work and career and will recognise achievement relative to opportunity. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievement relative to opportunity.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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