Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships news
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About the Fellowships
RMIT University provides Research Fellowships under two major schemes each year. These are the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowships and the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships.
RMIT University has established the competitive ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Scheme’ to attract outstanding researchers who have the aligned capability and values to assist us to achieve our research aspirations.
RMIT University aspires to:
- make a significant contribution to knowledge in our areas of specialisation and identify and develop innovative solutions to problems affecting urban communities around the world
- work with internationally recognised partners to build synergies that ensure our research is relevant and contributes to solving problems affecting our world.
The role of our successful Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows is to plan, develop and engage in high quality research, individually or as part of a team, in specialist areas aligned with the University’s research focus areas.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their excellent research track record and national or international recognition in an area aligned with RMIT’s research activity and impact.
The successful Research Fellows will be located within the Academic School and College relevant to their research discipline and supported by that Schools services and structures. Reporting lines will be through the normal School processes to Head of School. The Research Fellows will be eligible for all School provided professional development and research support.
The Research Fellowships are initially research only positions, however steps will be taken to ensure they have the opportunity to develop into fully rounded academics.
Each Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship is offered a three year fixed term contract at Academic Level B and AUS$5,000 per year for the three years to support the achievement of individual research goals. Where applicable, RMIT University also assists successful candidates with their move to Australia, providing visa and basic relocation support.
This is a competitive scheme advertised nationally and internationally on an annual basis
The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows have a significant impact in the area of their specialisation and are acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.
Successful candidates are expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and produce high quality outputs.
The Research Fellows 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.
Recruitment for the 2012 round has now closed. Information regarding applications for the next round of applications will be available in mid-2013.
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