Applications for 2018 are now closed. 2019 applications will open in April-May 2018.
UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (CPDRF) are awarded to outstanding early career researchers who wish to develop their research, teaching and learning, management and communication skills to become the next generation of leading academics at UTS.
The CPDRF scheme offers:
- a four-year combination research and teaching appointment
- Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($99,924 base salary as of 1 May 2017) plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution
- research project funding of up to A$50,000
As well as further opportunities to:
- access international researcher development funds, and
- convert to a continuing academic position following the fellowship period
Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, produce high quality outputs, and contribute to existing and emerging teaching and learning areas relevant to UTS.
We are seeking applications from candidates whose profile and proposed program of work aligns with UTS’s research strategy.
Candidates will have been awarded a research doctoral degree (equivalent to an Australian PhD degree) within the last 5 years. Research doctoral degree candidates whose thesis is under examination at the closing date, and research doctoral degree candidates who will submit their PhD thesis by 30 June 2017 may also apply. International candidates are welcome to apply.
To be eligible, candidates must nominate and consult closely with one UTS supervisor in developing an EOI.
The fellowships are highly competitive. To be short-listed, candidates must have an exceptional track record relative to opportunity as well as the commitment and potential to enhance the research capacity of UTS within our research focus areas — Health, Data Science, Sustainability, Future Work and Industry, and Social Futures.
In addition, many of our faculties and institutes are seeking to attract candidates in identified research priority areas:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Public history; climate justice; STEM education; social studies of the environment (particularly sociology, political science and environmental communication); future of the media; journalism and communications
- UTS Business School
Health economics; experimental economics and market design; business analytics; capital markets; innovation and entrepreneurship
- Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
Design culture and practice; urbanism and cities; data, informatics and innovation; advanced technology and fabrication
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Artificial intelligence; quantum software; robotics; 5G/Internet of Things (IoT); environment and water technologies; biomedical engineering and health-related technologies; acoustics, audio and vibration; data science/visualisation
- Graduate School of Health
Innovative, integrated, cross-disciplinary research addressing questions pertinent to primary health care
- Faculty of Science
Phenomics, translational biomedical research, applied data science
- Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation
Entrepreneurship; research on transdisciplinary topics
For full details of eligibility criteria and further information about the scheme, refer to the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme 2018 Guidelines.