Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Investigating the Diversity of Search Results

QUT Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Reference number: 24556
  • Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for three (3) years
  • Remuneration: $130,347 to $154,804 pa. Academic LEVB (inclusive of $110,145 to $130,811 pa, 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Location: Kelvin Grove (hybrid option available)
  • 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.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Investigating the Diversity of Search Results 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 ‘Australian Search Experience 2.0’. Within this project, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will lead research that systematically assesses the diversity and quality of organic and paid search results and other content on search results pages from leading search engines, as systematically prompted by generative AI systems simulating the diversity of search queries employed by human users when searching for a given topic, and contribute to collaborative work in a multi-institutional ADM+S team that investigates the impact of search query variations on the quality of information retrieved.

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.

The Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice acknowledges this context — and specifically that how society learns, creates, communicates and collaborates is at the forefront of all innovative and impactful contributions.

The Faculty’s purpose is to create inclusive, ethical and sustainable change for a just world. We do this through collaborations within thriving interdisciplinary and diverse communities that connect our teaching, learning and research to deliver real world change.

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, were excited to meet you.

Find out more about this position and submit your application by clicking Apply or the link below.

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Job opens: 02-Jul-2024

Applications Close: 31-Jul-2024 at 11.30pm