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    University of Melbourne
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    negotiable / month
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    12 hours ago
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An exciting opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to

About the Faculty of Arts – School of Culture and Communication
The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

About the role
In collaboration with the project mentor, the appointee will assist in the research initiatives of the ARC project DP200102781 Digital photography: mediation, memory and visual communication. The appointee will be provided with the opportunity and mentorship to build their own research profile. In addition to publishing his or her own research in this area, the Fellow will collaborate in publications and be involved fully in the life of the research project. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach. There is the opportunity for the postdoctoral fellow to be involved in some Honours/ graduate supervision or teaching, but this is primarily a research-only position.

The Research Fellow will be based in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and report to Project Leader Professor Scott McQuire. They will also liaise closely with all project partners, disseminate information, convene meetings, and report regularly to the Project Management Committee. The Research Fellow will be responsible for the day- to-day management of the project and will contribute significantly to all research outcomes.

About you
To be considered for this role, you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a capacity for collaborative research. In addition, you will have experience in project and budgetary management, and expertise in data collection and interpretation that can be applied to research into digital photography and visual culture.

We are also looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal skills and can work autonomously within a collaborative environment.

How to Apply
Please click ‘Apply’ and provide a cover letter, copy of your CV and a document that provides a response to the selection criteria contained within the Position Description.