Research Fellow in Philosophy

Monash University

Research Fellow

Job No.: 640593

Location: Clayton and Caulfield campuses

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.7)

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $72,927 - $98,975 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

This position will be reporting directly to the Chief Investigator and made possible by the Australian Research Council Discovery Projects grant DP220102952. Key responsibilities include contributing to the research effort of the University with the aim to improve understanding of social and ethical issues raised by the applications of Artificial Intelligence and robotics in agriculture. Specifically identifying and investigating the social and ethical issues anticipated by key stakeholders, issues raised by the application of AI and robotics, and what industry stakeholders want from the use of AI and robotics and their use in agriculture. 

Some specific responsibilities include: 

  • Conduct of research under limited supervision, or where appropriate, independently, and the production or contribution of conference and seminar papers, and publications from that research 
  • Development of a limited amount of research-related material for teaching or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff 
  • Experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory and technical equipment or conduct of advanced research procedures
  • Running dialogue groups and citizens' juries and analysing the data they produce

The appointee will have a doctoral qualification in Philosophy, in the area of applied ethics, or bioethics, or a closely related field. 

This role is a part-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Demonstrable expertise in empirical bioethics and/or deliberative methods, or demonstrable capacity to acquire such expertise within 6 months of appointment and familiarity with debates about the ethics of robotics and/or agricultural ethics is highly desirable. 

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Robert Sparrow, Philosophy, +61 3 9905 3244

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 13 October 2022, 11:55pm AEDT