Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics

Melbourne, Australia
13 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Level B - $102,967 - $122,268

Level C - $126,128 - $145,431

Plus 17% superannuation

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
MSE is entering an exciting juncture as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.  MSE continues to attract the best staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE and CIS! Take a look at this video about Melbourne Connect, new home for CIS in the near future -

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
We are international research leaders focused on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In Computing, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At CIS, you'll find multi-disciplinary work, collaboration and mentoring are at the core of our work: smart people, big societal challenges with plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world

The Opportunity
We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Researcher to work with a talented team of researchers in Digital Ethics for the next 2 years.

We encourage you to share your passion with the next generation of leaders. We look for an ability to engage in thoughts of new and exciting ways to help the growth and development of our students, so that with your guidance we can empower them to unlock their full potential.

Why we need you
You will play a leading role in developing and shaping the theoretical direction of work in the Digital Ethics field and its impact, using appropriate methodologies. In digital ethics we are looking for the ability to develop new experimental protocols across a range of diverse computing and information systems application areas from medicine to human computer interaction whilst also contributing to the underlying issues around digital ethics. You will be interested in areas such as the ethics of algorithmic decisions, transparency and explainability, algorithmic bias, differential privacy, technology addiction, cyberbullying, online-fraud, illegitimate surveillance, technology and election fraud and other topics examining the societal consequences of ICT use.

To be successful, you will be versatile and passionate about research, and will be ready to play an active part in the life of the School of Computing and Information Systems, which at times may involve opportunities for supervision of Master’s and PhD students and teaching. You will conduct independent research and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals.  You will be involved in the preparation of a new teaching subject in Digital Ethics.

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care 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.

How to Apply

  • Apply online and complete the detailed application form.
  • You are not required to upload a resume or address the selection criteria for this position.
  • You are only required to complete the online application form.

This is a re-advertised position.  Previous applicants need not apply.

About The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at MSE by visiting

The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Position Description

Applications close: 11 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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