PhD Scholarship in Social Sciences (Geography)

Monash University
July 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$35,013AU
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PhD Scholarship in Social Sciences (Geography)

Job No.: 665666

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $35,013AUD per annum 2024 full-time rate (tax- free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: www. research/study/scholarships/scholarship-policy-and-procedures. A tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided for a successful international awardee.

The Opportunity

The Human Geography section in the School of Social Sciences is proud to offer a Richard John Bryant Estate PhD Scholarship to fund a graduate researcher working in the broad field of climate change adaptation in the Indo-Pacific region. The successful applicant will join our excellent research cohort within Human Geography and undertake their PhD project under the supervision of leading academics within Geography. The Human Geography team have broad research expertise and leadership in the areas of social, political and institutional analyses of climate change adaptation, climate resilience and disaster risk reduction across the Indo-Pacific region. The PhD project, while open to negotiation, will be expected to focus on topics aligned with geographical perspectives on, for example, the social and/or political (environmental governance) aspects of climate change adaptation at one or more locations in the Indo-Pacific region. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who live in the Indo-Pacific region.

Monash University is focused on tackling the challenges of the age including climate change, geo-political security and thriving communities (see Impact 2030). As the largest university in Australia, Monash is well placed to leverage its globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The School of Social Science at Monash is diverse and vibrant, including research expertise in geography, anthropology, sustainability transitions, sociology and politics. We have a strong and supportive research culture, led by internationally recognised scholars successful in attracting national and international competitive research funding. The School of Social Sciences also has strong ties to the Climate Change Communication Research Hub and Monash Sustainable Development Institute. The successful applicant will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. The successful candidate will join a vibrant PhD cohort of over 400 students within the Faculty of Arts.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have a strong academic track record in one or more of the following: geography, environmental sociology, environmental humanities, and governance and policy. Competence in qualitative research methods is essential and quantitative skills are desirable but not essential.

Details of eligibility requirements, including English-language proficiency skills, to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at www. Applicants should ensure they familiarise themselves with these requirements before deciding whether they should apply.

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Please note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol before the end of 2024. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.

Enquiries: Megan Farrelly, Associate Dean (Graduate Research) - Faculty of Arts, Professor - School of Social Sciences, [email protected]

Submit an Expression of Interest

It is important that you contact Professor Megan Farrelly prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability
  • A brief research proposal not exceeding 750 words in length that fits within the broad project aims and objectives, and demonstrates some understanding of the area of research
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience
  • A full statement of academic records, degree certificates and official grading system (if available), supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • English language proficiency test results (if applicable)
  • Names and contact details of 2 academic referees
  • Copy of your current passport (if available)
  • Once you have discussed your EOI with Professor Megan Farrelly, please submit your Expression of Interest Form and indicate that you are applying for a “Special Scholarship Scheme – PhD Scholarship in Social Sciences (Geography)”.

    Applications Close: Sunday 14th July 2024, 11:55pm (AEST)

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