Research Technologist in Digital Humanities

Brisbane, Australia
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 40 academic staff.

The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and growing programs in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Staff research and supervise PhD students in these fields and also in Australian Aboriginal languages

The role

The successful applicant will provide guidance and assistance to School staff engaged in digital humanities research and lead in the development of technologies to support the research programs of staff more broadly in the School. The individual will explore ways in which digital applications and techniques may be used in data management and provide analytical services to assist with ongoing and new research projects. The individual will help staff collect, manage, analyse digital research data, and assist them to develop innovative, digitally-enhanced ways of reporting on their research.

The person

Applicants should possess a relevant postgraduate qualification and demonstrated relevant experience.  Experience with a range of open source and proprietary research software packages and digital skills along with demonstrated software development skills in popular languages are required. The successful appointee will possess excellent problems solving abilities and the ability to adapt and respond to changes quickly.  They will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to set own priorities and meet deadlines.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment until 30 June 2020, at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $ 81,883.65 - $ 89,559.15 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $ 95,803.87 - $104,784.21 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Haugh on +61 7 3365 6314 or

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