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Research Fellow, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in ADMS

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
$109,770 - $130,355 + 17% Superannuation

  • Full-time, 3 year Fixed Term position

  • Salary Academic Level B ($109,770 - $130,355) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

We are seeking a Research Fellow in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in ADM: Australia in the Asia Pacific.

The Research Fellow will contribute to a number of projects within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), with a particular focus on the cultural and linguistic diversity in automated decision-making (ADM) concerning the impacts, politics and geopolitics of ADM development. This may include language-specific models, applications, infrastructure, and social implications of digital networks and services, and their terms of reference in governance. The focus can be on any of the following areas: national, regional, and local communities and actors in Asia Pacific; or culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. It is not essential that you have extensive technical knowledge or computational methods skills for this position.

ADM+S Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to the ADM+S Centre's mission: to create knowledge and strategies for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making (ADM). The Centre recognises that racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism are principal obstacles to equity, diversity and inclusion, and remain primary causes of injustice and inequality. We believe that responsible, ethical, and inclusive ADM can deliver broad social benefits, including reducing inequalities for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as media and communication studies, histories and social studies of technology, economic geography, or Asian studies within the past 5 years at the time of appointment, not including periods of career interruption due to carer's responsibilities, parental leave, illness, or disability.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or using social, cultural or historical research methods, including digital methods in a relevant research context.

  • Proven scholarly writing skills and experience in preparing publications for a variety of audiences, including scholarly articles in high-quality refereed journals, book chapters, and/or books.

  • Proven ability to work independently to generate distinctive contributions to scholarly knowledge and/or create real world outcomes.

Please view position description for further key selection criteria

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School

The School of Media and Communication pushes the boundaries of digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice. The School has a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.

In the most recent QS Rankings by Subject, RMIT was ranked 37th in the world for Communications and Media Studies.

The School is home to a vibrant community of practitioners, theorists and thinkers in communication, creative writing and publishing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, public relations, advertising and music industry. The School has a strong international focus set to drive careers to succeed in the global context with programs and courses offered in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore.

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To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter and separate document addressing the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Jessica Bernardo (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email

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Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Applications close on Sunday 14th July at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

Why work at RMIT University

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT's impressive standings in university rankings.

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.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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.

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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