Postdoctoral Research Fellow

at University of Technology Sydney

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

UTS Faculty of Law is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research that supports the overall strategic intent of the new Centre for Media Transition. This will include independent research as well as research on projects initiated by the Centre on topics such as media freedoms, diversity and pluralism and the need for regulation and policy to adapt to new environments.

About the Centre

The Centre for Media Transition (CMT) is an interdisciplinary unit being established jointly by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It will explore and develop responses to the dramatic and ongoing movements wrought by digital disruption to the media industry, especially the practice of journalism and the business models supporting it, law and regulation and the role of the fourth estate in Australian democracy.

About the role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is a core member of the Centre and will conduct research that relates to the Centre’s overall strategic intent and the research program being developed for the period 2017-2019. This will include independent research as well as research on projects initiated by the Centre. It is expected that a priority in 2017 will be research on media freedoms/restrictions on speech.

Remuneration and Benefits

Base Salary Range: $99,924 to $114,343pa (Level B).

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a 36 month fixed-term, full-time basis.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC90833, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - these can be found on our website by clicking on the apply link. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC90833.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 15th June 2017 at 11.59pm AEST.

*We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. *

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