Fwd: Opportunity to Work in Australia for Mid-career Researchers in a Four-year Research-only, Full-time Position

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Francisco Cruz

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Dear group

I would like to let you know about this work opportunity for mid-career researchers.

Best regards,
Francisco Cruz

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From: Gustavo E. A. P. A. Batista <g.ba...@unsw.edu.au>
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Opportunity to Work in Australia for Mid-career Researchers in a Four-year Research-only, Full-time Position
To: <academi...@cse.unsw.edu.au>

The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney) is seeking outstanding mid-career candidates with a solid research track record in Computer Science to apply for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships position.

1. A full-time research-only position for four consecutive years (2024-2027) with the possibility to convert to tenure-track positions afterwards subject to funding.
2. The Future Fellowship awards a very competitive salary package, which provides a salary plus 30% on-cost according to the candidate’s academic level: Level A/B - AUD 163K (USD 113K), Level C - AUD 198K (USD 137K), or Level D/E AUD 232K (USD 161K), per annum. These values include 30% on-cost. UNSW will cover the salary gap between the fellowship award and the relevant UNSW salary rate.
3. Research project funding up to AUD 60K (USD 41K) per year.

Additional benefits provided by CSE, UNSW:
1. Visiting fellowship for shortlisted candidates, including a two-week visit, all expenses paid.
2. Potential additional top-up project funding per annum over the fellowship period.
3. Mentoring and further support through the application process.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
1. PhD degree awarded between 1 March 2008 and 1 March 2018.
2. Not be nominated for more than one Future Fellowship in a grant opportunity.
3. Outstanding track record in Computer Science and Engineering discipline, evidenced by research outputs, impact, and leadership.

If you are interested in an ARC Future Fellowship position, send a short CV to f...@cse.unsw.edu.au, including:
1. A list of your ten best publications.
2. Your education, including the date your PhD was awarded.
3. Statement of your research contributions, demonstrating your research standing, impact, and leadership.
4. The level that you would like to apply for (A/B, C, or D/E).

This information should be received by 30 September 2022.

1. Information on Benefits and Eligibility Criteria is based on the previous ARC Future Fellowship round for 2022. There might be minor changes for the 2023 round. The grant guideline for 2022 is at https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=d2999c34-b1d4-46c9-988a-25b99ab23944.
2. You should have a PhD award date together with an allowable period of career interruption that would be commensurate with an award of PhD date on, or between, 1 March 2008 and 1 March 2018. The allowable career interruptions set out, and the period allowed for each is in Table 6 of the grant guidelines.
3. The salary rate for different academic levels in UNSW: Level B: AUD 112K - 133K (USD 77K - 92K), Level C: AUD 137K - 157K (USD 94K - 108K), Level D: AUD 164K - 180K (USD 113K - 124K), Level E: AUD 210K (USD 145K). All levels have an additional 17% superannuation.
4. Competitive candidates should have a track record that is similar to past awardees of Future Fellowships grants: https://rms.arc.gov.au/RMS/Report/Download/Report/a3f6be6e-33f7-4fb5-98a6-7526aaa184cf/229.
5. At CSE, we value research excellence and impact, which are not only measured by rankings of publication venues. See ACRA joint statement for more information: https://www.unsw.edu.au/news/2022/02/statement-on-evaluating-the-quality-of-computer-science-research.

The application closing date for the Future Fellowships grant opportunity for funding commencing in 2024 is 7 December 2022: https://www.arc.gov.au/funding-research/grants-calendar/future-fellowships-2023.

About ARC Future Fellowships

Future Fellowships support excellent mid-career researchers to undertake high-quality research in areas of national and international benefit. Up to 100 four-year Future Fellowships may be awarded each year, providing a salary awarded at one of 3 salary levels and up to $60,000 per annum project funding.

More information about ARC Future Fellowship: https://www.arc.gov.au/funding-research/funding-schemes/discovery-program/future-fellowships.

About UNSW

UNSW, Sydney is a world-leading university across research, teaching, and innovation. Established in 1949, our diverse community includes 64,000 students from over 130 countries and a global alumni community of over 300,000.

UNSW’s aspiration is to continuously improve our position as a leading research-intensive university in Australia and a peer in good standing with the best globally. Its strengths are built on traditions of the highest academic standards, a record of leading the way with industry and community partnerships, and a history of engaging internationally. The UNSW Strategic Intent reflects our fundamental mission of education, research, and community engagement.

About CSE

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is one of the largest Schools of its kind in Australia with the greatest impact on society through our academic excellence in teaching, research, commercial and social engagement. The School is the largest with the Faculty of Engineering with over 3,400 students and 56 full-time academic staff with an operating budget of over $20 million. CSE is undergoing a period of expansion, advertising, and recruiting for over 10 new academic staff in 2021.

The school is the critical work unit to deliver on the academic priorities of the University and in interactions with students, alumni, industry, government, professional bodies, and the community. In short, the CSE community creates computing advancements for a better world.

As early adopters of the open-source movement, the School of Computer Science and Engineering is a diverse and passionate community that has always defied the industry status-quo. Students take every opportunity to share ideas, sharpen skills, and turn abstract ideas into reality. From making artificial intelligence more human to saving lives with DNA analysis software and smartwear technology to designing an interface that speaks to Mars. We believe that there is nothing more powerful than imagination in action. We’re creating tools that help humans reach beyond the edge of possibility. Our new school strategy will see our numbers grow to 70 academics, with aspirations to expand further in the years ahead.

Gustavo Batista
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
CRICOS Provider Code 00098G
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