RMIT University Vice-Chancellor's Senior and Research Fellowships

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 eight 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 the applicant’s experience and achievements.

What’s included

Senior Research Fellowship awardees receive:

  • a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship for four years
  • a commencing salary at Academic level C
  • $20,000 per annum research support funding for four years
  • assistance to move to Australia or within Australia, visa acquisition and basic relocation support.

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.

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship awardees receive:

  • a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship for four years
  • a commencing salary at Academic level B
  • $20,000 per annum research support funding for four years 
  • assistance to move to Australia or within Australia, visa acquisition and basic relocation support.

To be suitable for an Academic B 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.

At the end of the Fellowship it is expected that awardees will be offered a continuing position, conditional on performance criteria being met, in either a teaching and research academic or a research only academic position depending on the School’s needs.

What you will do  

Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows plan, develop and engage in high-quality, high impact research projects, which address local, national, regional and global challenges, within specific research focus areas aligned to RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (add link here). 

Our Fellows will be expected to attract external research funding including competitive grants from both national and international sources, and produce high quality outputs.

Our Fellows are located within RMIT’s academic schools. Fellows embed their research expertise into the life of their school through building research networks with local and national, internal and external partners. 

Fellows may undertake limited teaching duties linked to their active research projects, to promote student engagement and further embed research activity in teaching.

Research priorities

Applicants must demonstrate their alignment to specific research areas within one of RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs). Priority areas for the ECPs are as follows:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication
  • Biomedical and Health Innovation
  • Design and Creative Practice
  • Global Business Innovation
  • Information and Systems (Engineering)
  • Social Change
  • Urban Futures
Institution
Application date
10 Sep 2017
Duration
4 years
Country
Oceania Australia
Discipline
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
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