UNSW Scientia Fellowship - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Sydney, Australia
05 Oct 2016
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31 Oct 2016
Full Time
  • One of Australia's leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is already at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. A global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous differences to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. The announcement of our largest-ever academic recruitment initiative is a key step in augmenting our existing world-leading research capabilities.

About the role

The UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of UNSW's 2025 Strategy. The project's aim is to attract and retain the best and brightest people, with outstanding research track records, to UNSW. A primary goal of the scheme is to enhance UNSW research performance by attracting and retaining exceptional researchers at the highest level of performance.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • be a researcher performing at the highest level of the equivalent academic level in the relevant discipline (relative to opportunity) – Levels A-C
  • undertake significant, innovative research which is aligned with the research areas identified for the 2017 round
  • be aligned with the strategic goals of UNSW's 2025 Strategy

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed in the application form, including:

  • A statement on alignment with one of the nominated research areas
  • A statement on alignment with UNSW's 2025 Strategy priorities
  • A statement demonstrating how you meet the research excellence criteria
  • A research proposal

*Please note – a separate attachment addressing selection criteria is not required.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


All applicants must discuss their application with the relevant School or Faculty contact person as indicated at unsw.edu.au/Apply before submitting an application.

Applications will not be considered if the prospective application is not discussed with the nominated contact person.

For general information about the scheme, including guidelines and FAQs please visit


Diversity & Inclusion at UNSW

UNSW's 2025 Strategy states that our aspiration is to be recognised as an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion and an employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. Our aim is to achieve this by embracing the diversity and cultural richness of our communities; ensuring that our staff and students can achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive work environment. Our diversity commitment aligns to our strong sense of social responsibility and our belief that a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class research, teaching excellence and thought leadership.

For any general enquiries about the scheme not covered by the guidelines and FAQs please contact:

E: scientia.research@unsw.edu.au

Before proceeding with your application please make sure that you have

  1. Identified and contacted the relevant Faculty or School contact at UNSW
  2. Prepared a statement outlining how your research aligns with UNSW's 2025 Strategy in the areas of academic excellence, global impact and/or social engagement. (https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/unsw_2025strategy_201015.pdf)
  3. UNSW is focussed on attracting Researchers researchers at the highest level of performance. Please prepare a statement indicating how you believe you meet this criterion. Please prepare your statement according to the Australian Research Council's Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence guidelines. (http://www.arc.gov.au/arc-research-opportunity-and-performance-evidence-rope-statement)
  4. Calculated your H index
  5. Have at least 2 academic referees
  6. Prepared to comply with our declaration requirements around research misconduct, funding suspensions or limitations, etc.