Academic Fellow, Art and Computer Science, Indigenous Applicants Only

Melbourne, Australia
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

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 organisations.

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.

About the role:

The Academic Fellow (Art and Computer Science) is a joint appointment between Department of Museums & Collections (M&C) and School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS), in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) and will report to the Deputy Dean Engagement (FEIT) and Associate Director Science and Academic Programs (M&C).

This exciting role leads and delivers a world-class program that embeds digital innovation within M&C and weaves artistic creativity into CIS/FEIT’s teaching and research programs, connecting these teaching and research programs with M&C flagship initiatives (Science Gallery Melbourne and Grainger Museum) and leads new teaching and research opportunities that highlight the significance of the connection between art and computer science. The Academic Fellow will also contribute to research translation and public discourse concerning art and computing.

The successful incumbent will:

  • Develop a world-leading vision that profiles the nexus of arts, engineering and computing and strengthens the interplay between CIS/FEIT and M&C
  • Develop a FEIT/CIS business plan that leverage existing capabilities and recommend changes to existing programs and structures by identifying gaps, needs and resources
  • Collaboratively design, deliver and evaluate projects that focus on art and computer science, with key public engagement research outcomes within M&C exhibitions and public programs
  • Contribute to the development of engagement between CIS/FEIT and M&C, including First Nations-led opportunities

About You:

You have experience as an established or emerging artist and/or creative practitioner, and a portfolio of work, including developing and delivering interactive digital installations in public environments. You are a strong communicator with the ability to mobilising support from internal and external networks, in particular within the science, arts and media communities. 

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A postgraduate qualification or relevant experience in art and computing, digital environments and/or interdisciplinary practice
  • Experience in developing and delivering art and computing programs that enable interdisciplinary engagement across university faculties (involving staff and students) and partnerships with industry and creative practitioners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to structure, present information clearly, report on project outcomes, preparing technical briefs and strategy documents
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise workloads and meet strict deadlines

For specific responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

You will be supported to pursue achievement in all pillars of an academic career:

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

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

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Position Description

Applications close: 06 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time