Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Journalism and Media Studies

Brisbane, Australia
11 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication is a new position established in part to help drive and inform national and regional debates around the role of the media in a modern, digital world. Under the Chair’s guidance, the University of Queensland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the recently formed Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom to work on a program of reseach that helps answer questions around the changing role of journalism in the digital environment. The research will initially focus on Australia but in the coming years will expand to include Asia and the Pacific region, producing work that will directly inform policy and legislation, and public and industry debates.

The role

The successful appointee will work with the UNESCO Chair, Professor Peter Greste, to develop a multi-disciplinary research agenda, to undertake their own research, and to manage other research projects under the chair’s umbrella. The role presents a unique opportunity to develop a program of work aimed directly at supporting public debate and policy making around the role of news and the media in a modern democracy. There will be opportunities to be part of research teams, to address individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions, and to supervise honours, masters and doctoral students.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in journalism and media studies, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a fixed term, full time appointment. The Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and academic achievements.  Applicants should note in their cover letter the academic level to which they are applying.

Academic Level A

The remuneration package will be in the range $78,552 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $91,906 - $102,416 p.a.).

Academic level B

The remuneration package will be in the range of $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File PD_Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Peter Greste on +61 7 334 68240 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.