Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Generative AI and Authenticity in Journalism and Human Rights Media

Brisbane, Australia
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  • Reference number: 24553
  • Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 3 years
  • Remuneration: $130,347 to $154,804 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of $110,145 to $130,811 salary pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
  • Location: Kelvin Grove
  • Open to: Applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Please note that current staff wishing to be considered for secondment to this position must seek prior approval from their supervisor before submitting an application.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Generative AI and Authenticity in Journalism and Human Rights Media to join School of Communication, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice, Academic Division.

We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S) project ‘Generative Authenticity’. Authenticity is a key problem for understanding and managing the impacts of generative AI and synthetic media in society, and a central target for automated decision-making systems in the information and media environment. From trustworthy news reporting to identity verification for social services and the everyday risk of scams, generative AI and synthetic media present significant real-world implications for practitioners, institutions, and publics.

We’re offering this role as a hybrid position as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world.

About us

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

About the ADM+S Centre  
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S) is a cross-disciplinary, national research centre, which aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. Funded by the Australian Research Council from 2020 to June 2027, ADM+S is hosted at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, with nodes in eight other Australian universities including QUT. The Centre brings together leading researchers in the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research and civil society network. Its priority domains for public engagement are news and media, transport, social services and health..

What you need to succeed


  1. Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area by the time of appointment.
  2. Demonstrated experience and methodological expertise in the study of digital media platforms and/or technologies.
  3. Proven scholarly writing skills and experience in preparing publications for a variety of audiences, including high-quality scholarly articles in refereed journals, conference papers, book chapters, and/or books.
  4. Proven ability to work independently to generate distinctive contributions to scholarly knowledge and/or create real world outcomes.
  5. Capacity to adapt research expertise into meaningful learning experiences for diverse student cohorts.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams and external stakeholders.



Life at QUT

We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation and leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff  through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.

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Belong at QUT

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.
As part of our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace, we proudly support our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, aiming for an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6%. We extend a warm invitation to Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a rewarding career at QUT.

We believe that diversity is our strength and are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse cultures, ages, linguistic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities, and those who are living with disabilities to apply for positions at QUT.At QUT, diversity is not just embraced—its celebrated. See our commitment

How to Apply

Discover the possibilities that await with a career at QUT. If you're ready to embark on a journey of innovation and opportunity, we're excited to meet you.

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Job opens: 02-Jul-2024

Applications Close: 31-Jul-2024 at 11.30pm


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