CULTURAL DATA SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Job no: 0053287
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $131,739 - $151,900 (Level C)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super
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culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities
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About the Faculty of Arts - School of Culture and Communication
The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for
critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading
scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art
history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian
Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research
concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of
Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the
Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak
and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture,
digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality,
racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.
A bout the role
We are seeking to appoint a software engineer with expertise in, and
enthusiasm for, information systems that support cultural data, digital
collections and repositories for the benefit of stakeholders in the arts,
humanities and social sciences. In collaboration with the research team, the
appointee will play a key role in the building of research initiatives in the
ARC funded project LIEF21010021, Australian Cultural Data Engine for
Research, Industry and Government (ACD-Engine).
The appointee will be responsible for the software engineering and conceptual
frameworks that drive the information architecture of the ACD-Engine across a
range of cultural datasets. Over the course of the project, the role will
develop innovative approaches to communicating with digital collections and
expand the ACD-Engine resources to research audiences and to outcomes that may
contribute to the creative industries or have other social and cultural
impacts. Discrete smaller projects will be interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral
and topical providing opportunities for the ACD-Engine to impact on policy
frameworks, disciplinary innovations, and social and creative resilience.
Reporting to the Project Lead, this position plays a leading role in the ACD-
Engine team and will work closely with researchers and university service
providers on specific research projects. They will also benefit from
membership of the University-led team of research data scientists in the
Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP).
This position is open to applicants at Level B or Level C.
The successful candidate will have:
A PhD or equivalent experience in a quantitative/computational or data-
intensive field in digital libraries, repositories, or digital humanities.
Expertise in building and transforming digital collections for a wide
audience, and underlying technical ability to support this activity, eg.
programming and data-base design.
Familiarity with quantitative methods and analysis including survey
design, statistical regression/modelling, network science, geospatial
analysis, computational linguistics, and text mining.
Affinity with qualitative and mixed-methods research design in the arts
Ability to lead in a high performing team environment and foster
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate
across academic disciplines and non-academic areas of expertise.
Effective demonstration and promotion of the Values of the University,
consistent with the principles of justice, equity and the pursuit of
How to apply
Please click apply and provide a cover letter, CV and a response to the
selection criteria outlined 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
Advertised: 20 Jul 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Aug 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time