Free open Job in Australasia Writing Analytics at University of Technology Sydney

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia.

The UTS Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC: is an innovation centre whose mission is to build the university’s capacity to gain insights from analytics in learning, teaching, research, and business operations. CIC is located in the heart of Sydney at the UTS City campus.

Position Description

CIC is developing Learning Analytics for higher order learning, and UTS offers many testbeds for investigating the potential of Academic Writing Analytics, providing datasets and a community of practitioners and researchers who will work with CIC.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will develop the AWA R&D program and software, bringing a distinctive combination of skills at the intersection of programming, text analytics, educational theory, and learning design.

This role provides all the opportunities you would expect in an advanced learning analytics lab: a data-intensive mindset in the university’s senior leadership; Masters and PhD student supervision opportunities; grant writing experience; authentic testbeds; national and international travel; advanced computing infrastructure; an informal but high energy, creative team culture.

This position provides the springboard for a highly motivated researcher to establish an international profile in an area of critical importance to both educators and employers: the ability to think critically, and make that thinking visible in one’s writing as coherent analysis and argumentation.

Main skills and experience required:

The successful candidate will bring excellent interpersonal skills to work with non-technical academics, as well as technical skills to design language technology services, and interact with colleagues who bring cloud, web application development and user interface design skills.

You will also bring in-depth knowledge of research into the teaching and assessment of academic writing, and technical expertise in the use of language technologies.


Base Salary Range: $100,923 to $115,486 pa (level B).

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave, and support to carers – as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time – appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for 4 years.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC104013, please review the Position Description and selection criteria – click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in a separate document.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC104013.

Specific enquiries regarding your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: 11.59pm Mon 12th February 2018 (AEDT).

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ, and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.