Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0049371

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Southbank

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne is home to the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Long recognised as one of the leading providers of fine arts and music education in Australia, the Faculty has an ambitious plan to grow its global profile.  

About the Role 

We invite applications from early career researchers for a Dean’s Research Fellowship. The Research Fellowship is designed to support talented, doctoral graduates who are working on digital innovation within the disciplines of Fine Arts and Music to establish and consolidate their research careers by contributing to the intellectually vibrant research culture of the Faculty. Applicants would be expected to contribute to one or more areas of research strengths within the Faculty.

The Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for dedicated research time within a supportive and collegial research environment. A small teaching component is also an essential part of this position, enabling the development of teaching skills and a teaching portfolio. The successful candidate will receive research, teaching and academic career training and mentoring, designed to equip the candidate for a career as a teaching and research-focused academic at an Australian or international university.

A research fund of $25,000 will be provided to support project costs during the Fellowship.

About you 

You will be a PhD graduate with a strong record in research. A demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research, an ability to generate external funding, and eagerness to contribute to the research outcomes of the Faculty are required.


Based in the beautiful Southbank Campus of The University of Melbourne, you will work nestled amongst Melbourne’s major arts and cultural organisations and venues. You will have the convenience of great transport links to the rest of the city with the serenity of the Botanical Gardens close by.  

The Details 

Please download a copy of the position description for full details of the role and selection criteria.  

In developing your application, you must include the details required as outlines in the Guidelines for Application for Deans Research Fellowship document.

Application Guidelines: Download File Guidelines for Application for Deans Research Fellowship.pdf

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