Research Fellow Software Engineering
University of Deakin School of Information Technology

The role


The School of Information Technology is committed to the generation of fundamental knowledge and high-quality research training for our students. We closely align and maintain strong IT industry links with leading private and public sector representatives, who guide our curriculum programs that keeps our courses current and relevant to industry needs.


The Research Fellow, Software Engineering will be responsible for researching and publishing in Software Engineering. The position supports the School research cluster in Software Engineering (SERCh) to publish and develop high quality research grant applications, especially in collaboration with industry and other external organizations.


This is a full time fixed term contract role based at our Burwood Campus.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a relevant field
  • a strong record of high-quality peer reviewed publications in highly ranked international journals and conferences
  • sound knowledge of Software Engineering principles and practices in general and in-depth expertise in at least one of its sub-disciplines (for example, Requirements Engineering, Software Maintenance and Evolution, Software Construction, or Software Quality)
  • experience in contributing to the supervision of undergraduate Honours and / or Higher Degree Research students
  • demonstrated excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to research and scholarship, relative to opportunity, through publication or exhibition in quality outlets
  • contributing to research projects and collaborations to create new insights and opportunities
  • contributing to successful development of research programs or partnerships
  • supervising or examining Honours students, including management and timely completion of HDR students
  • contributing to the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention, with appropriate involvement in the commercialisation of outcomes



We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that's why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Some of Deakin’s workplace benefits include:

  • 17% superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounts with third party suppliers for health insurance, car rentals IT and more

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts has enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we've achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.


We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.  Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.


As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia’s economy.


Position Description: PD - Research Fellow, Software Engineering

At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances.  

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