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 seeking to recruit a PostDoctoral Research Fellow to be based in Centre for Media Transition (CMT), a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

CMT explores and develops responses to the dramatic and ongoing movements wrought by digital disruption to the media industry, the role of journalism in Australian democracy, the implications and potential of evolving technology and the business models that support a diverse and prosperous industry.

To apply for this position you must have undergraduate qualifications in law, but our emphasis on interdisciplinary research means we welcome PhD graduates from any discipline. Your most important qualification is your interest in the changing media environment.

As a core member of CMT, you 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 on topics such as media freedoms, media pluralism and the need for regulation and policy to adapt to new environments.

Remuneration / Salary

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 position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

How to apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC99562, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria.

To apply please provide the following:

  • Cover letter briefly explaining your research activity and interests, and how this aligns to the Centre’s overall strategic intent.
  • Curriculum vitae, highlighting any research studies, projects, work completed and research outputs/publications
  • Writing sample, written in English, preferably academic
  • Details of two referees (referees will not be contacted without your prior consent)

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 IRC99562.

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

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Derek Wilding at

Closing Date: Thursday 5th October 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

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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