PostDoctoral Research Fellow in Law

Sydney, Australia
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Media Transition, UTS Faculty of Law

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

UTS Faculty of Law is seeking to recruit a PostDoctoral Research Fellow to be based in Centre for Media Transition (CMT), a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

CMT explores and develops responses to the dramatic and ongoing movements wrought by digital disruption to the media industry, the role of journalism in Australian democracy, the implications and potential of evolving technology and the business models that support a diverse and prosperous industry.

To apply for this position you must have undergraduate qualifications in law, but our emphasis on interdisciplinary research means we welcome PhD graduates from any discipline. Your most important qualification is your interest in the changing media environment.

As a core member of CMT, you will conduct research that relates to the Centre’s overall strategic intent and the research program being developed for the period 2017-2019. This will include independent research as well as research on projects initiated by the Centre on topics such as media freedoms, media pluralism and the need for regulation and policy to adapt to new environments. 


Base Salary Range: $98,447 to $112,653pa (Level B).

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a 36 month fixed-term, full-time basis.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC90833, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria. You can click on the ‘apply’ link to be taken to the relevant page.

To apply please provide the following:

  1. Cover letter briefly explaining your research activity and interests, and how this aligns to the Centre’s overall strategic intent.
  2. Curriculum vitae, highlighting any research studies, projects, work completed and research outputs/publications
  3. Writing sample, written in English, preferably academic
  4. Details of two referees (referees will not be contacted without your prior consent)

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact DrDerek Wilding at

Closing Date: Thursday 5th October 2017 at 11.59pm(AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.