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Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship - Women in STEM

Swinburne University of Technology - School of Engineering

Location: Melbourne - Australia
Salary: Level B or C
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019
  • First 3 years research intensive, with subsequent ongoing academic position
  • Opportunity for either Level B or C academic
  • Key benefit (Selection from: Swinburne’s agility, community-centricity, research with impact, future ready learners, driving innovation)

About the job

Swinburne’s School of Engineering are recruiting a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship – Women in STEM. This is a 3-year research-intensive fellowship, followed by an ongoing standard research and teaching academic position available.  In this prestigious position, you will be located within the School of Engineering and work as part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, which has a strong culture of research excellence and industry partnerships.

During your 3 year Fellowship, you will have the opportunity to undertake research as part of two of our key Research Institutes: Smart Cities and Manufacturing Futures. These two institutes are leading the way to creating sustainable and community focussed solutions with high research impact. You will have the opportutnity work with  prominent international and local engineers. In your research, you will make an independent contribution that expands knowledge, contributing to the Faculty’s research excellence and impact in collaboration with external partners as required.

Upon conclusion of your Fellowship, an ongoing Lecturer position will be available to you in Civil and/or Mechanical Engineering, where you will be contributing to other appropriate professional activities within the Faculty. As one of our academics, you will perform teaching duties, including developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation.

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community.  Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in Civil, Mechanical, Robotics or a related field
  • Demonstrated strong record of published work in top quality journal publications with good citation record, and other demonstrated activities, that evidence research standing
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary research team
  • Demonstrated expertise in the designated discipline, with ability to design and conduct research projects, both independently and within a broader team

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer. 

Further information and how to apply

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women candidates for these positions (includes all people who identify as a woman).

To find out more about how we support women in STEM, please visit: 

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Archer (Recruitment Consultant) on +613 9214 4856. 

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019

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