Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships.
RMIT staff members with a continuing academic position are not eligible to apply for a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship.
RMIT staff on casual or fixed-term contracts who meet the Fellowship’s eligibility criteria, are eligible to apply for a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship.
To apply for a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship, you will
- Visit the fellowship website
- Register your interest: We will ask you to align to an Enabling Capability Platforms (ECP), research priority area and academic school by Sunday 18 August 2019.
- Stage 1. Full Assessment: All eligible applicants will be sent an initial application to complete by Sunday 25 August 2019. We will ask you questions such as your motivation for applying and how it aligns to the relevant ECP, your research outputs, detailed information on your career, plus a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. In some responses, you will be required to record a short video or a written response or upload an attachment.
- Stage 2. Research Plan or Other Documentation: All candidates who are selected for progression to stage two will be asked to complete a research plan or other documentation (eg statement addressing selection criteria, or Summary of outcomes of PhD thesis) by 22 September 2019. Details of documentation required will be advised to all Stage 2 applicants.
- Stage 3. Interview: All candidates selected to progress to interview will be invited to complete a short work style preferences questionnaire prior to attending the interview. It is anticipated that interviews will take place across October 2019.
- Stage 4. Checks & Offers: All candidates selected for the scheme will be asked to undertake reference checks prior to offer. It is anticipated that checks and offers will occur from November 2019.
Assessors take into consideration:
- Research Outputs relative to opportunity (including publications, external competitive research funding, research translation)
- Collaboration, Communication, Engagement and Leadership capability and experience, including experience in engaging with industry, community and government stakeholders
- Track record of conducting collaboration projects across disciplines
- Ability to plan, develop, and engage in high quality, impactful research projects
- Ability to contribute significant knowledge to the research priority areas that RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms focus on
Please refer to the selection criteria outlined in the position description for full details.
RMIT is committed in driving progression towards gender equality and ensuring the diversity in our organisation is balanced at every level.
RMIT has joined the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN Program to support gender equity and diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. See our Diversity & Inclusion page. This program promotes women’s career development in STEMM and provides support to encourage staff success. Meet our Women in STEMM.
Female Only Recruitment for Senior Research Fellowships and Research Fellowships
To address the under representation of women in STEMM, the Senior Research/Research Fellowships program will only be accepting female applicants for the following schools, subject to alignment with the research priorities of RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs):
- School of Business, IT and Logistics
- School of Engineering
- School of Science
The Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act permits the University to conduct female only recruitment in addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation in Science, Engineering and Business, IT and Logistics schools.
PLEASE NOTE that the Postdoctoral Fellowships and Indigenous Research Fellowships are open to all applicants across all Schools.
The Indigenous Research Fellowship is an identified opportunity under ‘Special Measures’ of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. This means that only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required and you will need to submit this during the ‘Register Your Interest’ process.
If you need support with confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage, please email email@example.com The Ngarara Willim Centre supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and student within the University.
For further enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org