Research Fellow - The Division of the Vice President

Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow
Job no: 563177

Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Research
RMIT Vietnam

RMIT Vietnam, an entity of RMIT University, has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi since 2001. We provide internationally recognised, high-quality, education and professional training for students, clients and the community, and assist in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region by hosting students from Australia and many other countries.

Division of the Vice President Academic

The Division of the Vice President Academic champions academic quality at RMIT Vietnam through a range of academic oversight and support functions. The Division includes the student-facing areas of the RMIT Vietnam Library, Student Academic Success and the Research Office, as well as Learning & Teaching, Learning Technologies, and the Office of the Vice President Academic. Together, these areas provide a comprehensive network of services for staff and students, helping to promote educational best practice and ensure that RMIT Vietnam students’ experience is consistently transformative.

Research Office

The RMIT Vietnam Research Office promotes excellence in research practice among the University’s staff and students. Through regular training sessions, colloquia and one-on-one support, the Research Office team helps RMIT researchers access information about standards and opportunities to enhance their careers, compete for research projects, and build national and international research networks. The Research Office facilitates activities to highlight research success, such as the 3-Minute Thesis competition, and collaborates with academic leaders to foster productive research activities throughout the University.

The role & key responsibilities

The Research Fellow will work with research teams and partnerships in the School and Research Institutes. The Research Fellow is required to undertake research activities in line with the University’s research strategy.  The position will carry out independent and/or team research which has a significant impact in the area of their specialisation and be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.

The Research Fellow’s role is primarily to plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects that are aligned with the University’s research focus areas. The Research Fellow will embed their research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. Research Fellows will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

This role will support RMIT’s involvement in the EU-funded project related to environmental study and water and natural resources management.

Key selection criteria

  • PhD or equivalent in relevant field
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on June 06, 2018