PhD Scholarship opportunities in Transforming Initial Teacher Education for Social Impact

Monash University
June 30, 2024
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PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Transforming Initial Teacher Education

for Social Impact

Job No.: 666267

Location: Clayton or Peninsula 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 $35,013 AUD per annum 2024 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: www. students/scholarships/scholarship-policy-and-procedures.

The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in teacher education? Do you want to make a contribution to knowledge through research?

Monash Education is offering two related PhDs projects on the topic of the cultural diversity of preservice teachers. This is an important topic in the current context when i) there remain ongoing concerns about the whiteness of the teaching profession; ii) preservice teachers from diverse backgrounds often report feeling marginalised; iii) in some teacher education there is a reduction of focus on race, culture, gender and social class and iv) there are new incentives to recruit teachers into a precarious profession, yet we don't know how these recruitment efforts are impacting teachers from diverse backgrounds.

2 x PhD scholarships for full-time research at postgraduate level. The award is available to applicants intending to undertake a PhD with a focus on the cultural diversity of preservice teachers.

We are offering the following two PhD projects under this broader theme:

  • Preservice teacher diversity, with a focus on investigating the professional transition of PSTs from ethnic/culturally diverse backgrounds into the first year of teaching. This could include recruiting final-year PSTs (from ethnic/culturally diverse backgrounds) just before they graduate from ITE and following them through the first year of teaching in school. Supervisors will be Dr Sun Yee Yip and Associate Professor Megan Adams
  • Using participatory action research to investigate how a selected group of preservice teachers and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds can learn from each other to strengthen how cultural knowledge can inform the improvement of teacher education. Supervisors will be Dr Denise Chapman, Associate Professor Laura Alfrey and Professor Jo Lampert
  • The awardees will be determined by a panel in a merit-based selection process.

    There is some flexibility regarding the date of commencement.

    Candidate Requirements

    To be eligible you must:

  • Be a domestic candidate
  • Have the necessary qualifications, such as a research masters or honours year to meet the selection requirements into the doctoral program (see Monash University PhD entry requirements)
  • Be enrolling full time and on campus
  • Not already hold a PhD
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Enquiries: Faculty of Education Graduate Research Office, edu- [email protected]

    Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

    Scholarship applicants must complete the online EOI form including details of their proposed research topic by the closing date.

    Applications Close: Sunday 30 June 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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