Centre Director, Transformative Media Technologies

Swinburne University of Technology
July 21, 2024
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  • Academic Level E (Full Professor) and staff benefits including options for hybrid work.
  • Prime opportunity to lead the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies.
  • Permanent full-time position in a central Hawthorn location.
  • About the Role Reporting to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education (SoSSMFE), the Director will lead the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies (CTMT), a renowned international research center focused on the impact of new media technologies on art, culture, industry, and human experience. Established in 2019, CTMT aims to elevate the contributions made by arts, humanities, and social sciences in driving technological innovation. The Director will oversee research staff and students, fostering growth and excellence through the development of national and international opportunities.

    The successful incumbent will:

  • Provide strategic leadership to CTMT, aligning research activities with the centre's vision.
  • Act as a liaison between CTMT, Swinburne University research institutes, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education departments and research centres and other Schools.
  • Drive high-quality research outputs and secure external funding from national and international sources.
  • Support senior staff and mentor mid-career and early career researchers.
  • The Centre for Transformative Media Technologies at Swinburne University of Technology is at the forefront of research in three key themes: Arts 4.0, Techmedia Culture, and Digital Cultural Heritage. These themes drive innovative research and exploration within the Centre, with opportunities to introduce new areas of research aligned with Swinburne's vision. CTMT being regarded as core to the university's mission is evident through current building and capital works investment, including new Motion Capture and Volumetric Capture facilities, as well as co-robotics facilities set to be completed at the Hawthorn campus by the end of 2024.

    The Centre supports and generates strong interdisciplinary collaborations, both internal and external, and is committed to fostering diverse perspectives and expertise. With a robust affiliate membership structure that spans all departments within the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education, CTMT serves as a vital hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration across a large and diverse academic community.

    This leadership role is underpinned by an ongoing Professorial Teaching and Research position, showcasing Swinburne dedication to academic excellence. Join us in shaping the future of media and technology at CTMT. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic team.

    For more information, please see the Position Description at the bottom of this page.

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, and manage multidisciplinary research projects and teams in the field of creative arts and practice- based research.
  • An outstanding and internationally significant track record of research in arts, humanities and technology as evidenced by a range of high-quality publications and/or NTROs.
  • Demonstration of a significant track record in attracting external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration.
  • Demonstrated competence in attracting and supervising higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated links with relevant industries, organisations and research communities and demonstrated competence in working with relevant professions in industry and government.
  • Qualifications

  • An earned doctoral qualification in the arts in an area relevant to new and emerging media technologies.
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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    For more information about this role, please contact Eve at [email protected]

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected].

    Applications Close: Sunday July 21st at 11pm.

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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