Job no: 0045583
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Office of Vice-Chancellor's Office
Department/School: Department of Research
Salary: $151,868 - $167,312 (Level D)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super
This position is a professional development opportunity for University of Melbourne staff. Only current Continuing, Fixed-Term, and Casual staff are eligible to apply. Eligible staff wishing to apply must update their profile on the application page to indicate they are ‘currently employed by the University of Melbourne’. This will confirm eligibility for positions which are open to internal staff applicants only.
Seeking applications for this 12 month secondment opportunity for Academic Levels B – D.
About Research & Enterprise
The Chancellery Research and Enterprise portfolio is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and works across a number of areas including:
- Research and research training strategy
- Research partnerships and collaborations
- Research infrastructure
- Research performance and impact
- Research systems strategy
- Research ethics and integrity
- Enterprise, industry engagement and innovation, and
- Research capability
About the role
The Petascale Campus Initiative (PCI) is the result of the ‘Building the Petascale Campus and On-Ramp Knowledge Workforce’ strategy, a five-year initiative to improve compute, data and informatics capabilities at Melbourne to support data-intensive research.
The PCI Project Team was recently established, consisting of a Senior Academic Convenor, and two Academic Convenors specialising in HASS and the Physical Sciences, and a Facilitator. The team is responsible for University-wide planning, strategy development, coordination and facilitation across digital research infrastructure, services and expertise. The initiative is hosted in Chancellery (Research and Enterprise), and work closely with University Services and academic divisions.
A position is available for a MDHS Academic Convenor to help develop a vision of the digital research campus in a rapidly evolving environment and will enrich the project with their respective expertise. They will already be practitioners in the use of digital technologies in a discipline or research domain area.
As the MDHS Academic Convenor, you will shape the Petascale Campus with your knowledge of current and future research needs across digital research infrastructure, informatics, as well as digital preservation and data dissemination within MDHS.
You will be responsible for engaging with academics and other services and platforms across the University and the broader sector, as well as helping develop University-wide engagement and communication strategies to build awareness of digital research capabilities at Melbourne.
Finally, you will help shape the next generation ’On Ramp’ workforce, which is a critical bridge between the Petascale Campus and Melbourne’s digital method and data intensive research ambitions. The ‘On Ramp’ program is key element of the project, and is intended to build capacity in informatics expertise across all Faculties, as well as broader capability plans aligned with the current and future needs of research at the University. In support of these ambitions, developing strong ties to the research community as well as platforms within the digital research platforms ecosystem will be paramount.
The time fraction of the Academic Convenor roles is negotiable, from 0.40 FTE to 0.6 FTE.
- An existing academic position (continuing or fixed-term) within MDHS at the University of Melbourne, and the willingness to convert their Academic Convenor portion to an academic specialist (with Head of Department approval)
- A research track record
- A comprehensive understanding of digital infrastructure and methods as used in the candidate’s own research domain
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with researchers, internal and external, from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and levels of research experience
- Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities
Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.
For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria