Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Digital Ethics

Melbourne, Australia
Oct 14, 2021
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Nov 11, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Salary: $158,624 - $174,754 (Level D)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

About The School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) We are international research leaders with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organizations.

At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find curious people, big problems, and plenty of chances to create a real difference in the world.

Additionally, you will be supported to pursue achievement in all three pillars of an academic career:

  • Research & Research Training
  • Contribution to Teaching and Learning
  • Service and Leadership

About the role:

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is seeking an emerging academic leader with expertise in ethics related to the design of technology and its societal impacts to join the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS).

You will have a substantive position in the School of CIS. You will join a world-class research group in computing and information systems, with strong links to the Centre for AI & Digital Ethics (CAIDE). You will have the opportunity to interact closely with internationally respected groups within the school across human-computer interaction, information systems, artificial intelligence, and computer science, as well as colleagues in CAIDE, Melbourne Law School, the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and the School of Social and Political Sciences.

You will be an aspiring leader in digital ethics research, with ambition to publish in high quality journals (for example, Ethics and Information Technology, New Media and Society, The Information Society, Philosophy & Technology, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction) and key conferences across digital ethics (typified by FAccT, CHI, CSCW, GROUP, and other relevant venues). You will be seeking opportunities to mentor research students and secure independent grant funding to support a program of research, in collaboration will colleagues in the school.

You will also contribute to CIS teaching in digital ethics and related subjects. You will teach into programs including the Master of Information Technology, the Master of Information Systems, the Master of Business Analytics (joint with the Melbourne Business School), the Master of Data Science, and other graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs, and take on administrative roles commensurate with the position.

About You:

Naturally you will be capable of demonstrating your prior record of achievement in the following:

  • A PhD in a discipline relevant to digital ethics or related fields, e.g., human-computer interaction, computer science, information systems, philosophy, sociology, or other relevant disciplines
  • Evidence of a significant leadership role of a research team with excellent ability to manage collaborative projects and research activities, involving the management of personnel, timelines and budgets, and relationships with various stakeholders
  • Building a national or international reputation in digital ethics evidenced through a significant track record of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed and refereed journals, and invitations to speak at national and international meetings
  • Capacity to teach effectively and develop educational programs and methods across a range of subjects, in the field of digital ethics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with university staff at all levels and to build networks with industry and other researchers, both local and international
  • Experience in curriculum development and implementation at undergraduate and postgraduate level that will maintain the school’s programmes at the highest international standards
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, manage and maintain significant inter-institutional collaborations
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to national and international professional bodies and to professional journals
  • Capacity to develop an international funding profile.

For specific responsibilities and selection criteria for this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, childcare subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated, and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, complete the detailed application, and upload your Resume.
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Position Description:

Download FileLevel C and D - (T&R)_digital ethics.pdf

Applications close: 11 Nov 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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