Senior Research Fellow in Centre for the New Workforce

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Hawthorn, Australia
27 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 2 x fixed term roles until Nov 2021
  • Academic Level A, Hawthorn location
  • Office of the DVC – Pathways and Vocational Education

Swinburne’s Centre for the New Workforce (CNeW) investigates how work and learning are changing and co-evolving in the digital economy, as well as developing best practices that advance the capability of the new workforce. 

About the job

We seek to employ senior researchers with competitive research track records and a demonstrated ability of building relationships with industry, and a track record of working across disciplines, contexts and sectors. The Fellow will partner with industry to develop new projects, lead development of a major research program at CNeW, and help build CNeW into a world-class initiative focused on the future of work. We are open to the specific research focus provided the outcomes deliver real impact to our partners and to society, in line with the Centre’s objectives.

As a Senior Research Fellow, you will work as part of, and help grow, a diverse team of experts across learning, future of work, data analytics, exponential technologies, network analysis, systems thinking, business model innovation, and learning and knowledge strategies for organisations. 

About CNeW

CNeW aims to build a team of visionary, researchers, analysts and thought leaders. We develop learning solutions that empower people and organisations in a time of rapid digital transformation.

The Centre explores projects with industry (SMEs to large corporates), government and other organisations, for example to: investigate how new value is being created arising from digital disruption and the impact on work; invent new learning processes for the future of work; explore how learning and work can be better integrated; develop ways that learning can be advanced across organisations in rapidly-changing environments.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A PhD in an area relevant to the Centre’s research into the future of work: such as learning, technology and innovation
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to high quality research of national or international significance in at least one of the areas of: learning, technology and innovation
  • An understanding or interest in the following:
    • Emerging futures of work, such as: Industry 4.0 and digital transformation; the freelance economy, e.g. “expertise as a service”; and agile organisations
    • The pace and disruption of technological change
    • Workforce transformation across an organisation
    • The role learning plays in knowledge creation


  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Weekly yoga and pilates classes
  • Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff. 
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn. 

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

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.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

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For further information about the position, please contact Sean Gallagher on 

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Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 26th October 2018.