Position: PhD scholarship opportunity in Sociology
Location: Sociology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Melbourne
Supervisor: AProf Jo Lindsay
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: May 30, 2013
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD on water use and social inequality.
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Water Sensitive Cities
The PhD candidate will work on a project funded through the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. The CRC brings together the inter-disciplinary research expertise and thought-leadership to undertake research that will revolutionise water management in Australia and overseas. It is a collaboration of over 70 research, industry and government partners that will deliver the socio-technical urban water management solutions, education and training programs, and industry engagement required to make towns and cities water sensitive. For more information on the CRC see: http://watersensitivecities.org.au/
PhD Project: Water sensitive practices and social inequality
This PhD project will investigate the implications of social inequality for the development of water sensitive cities. The project will utilise both national survey data and qualitative focus group data collected for the project. The PhD project will explore the implications of moving to water sensitive urban design for different socio-economic groups. It will also investigate the apparent need for engaging privileged groups with high levels of water literacy, positive water saving attitudes but low practical commitment to water conservation.
The PhD is part of a large interdisciplinary project Understanding social processes to achieve water sensitive futures – Project A2.1 CRC water sensitive cities.
The Monash PhD is one of Australia’s first PhDs with career enhancement built into the doctorate. From January 2013, Monash University introduced a range of dedicated, discipline-specific PhDs which incorporate coursework and research training skills development. For more information please got to http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/why-monash/phd/index.html
Applicants will have an excellent academic track record with a bachelor’s degree with 1st class Honours in Sociology or a cognate discipline or a master’s degree with a research component in Sociology or cognate discipline. Prior academic publications in the area of social inequality and/or sustainability would be advantageous. Applicants will be considered provided they fulfill the criteria for PhD admission and scholarship of Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capacity.
We offer a stipend to the value of $24,653 per year and research support of up to $4000 per annum for three years (July 2013-July 2015). For information on admission requirements and how to apply for the Monash University research program, please see http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/apply/index.html
Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Please send your CV, full academic track record and a synopsis of your research experience via email to Jo Lindsay (email@example.com) by May 30, 2013
For more details about the Understanding social processes to achieve water sensitive futures project please contact Jo Lindsay (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more details about eligibility to undertake a PhD in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University contact Ms Sue Stevenson email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DATE EXTENDED -Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond
URGENT – PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 27th JUNE Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated…
Global youth reshape the boundaries
Cultural diversity is the norm for young people today: this may not always translate into…
Interdisciplinary PhD scholarships in sustainable urban water management in developing Asian cities
Do you want to contribute to the development of sustainable Asian cities? Are you interested…
Interview: NSW police and multicultural communities
Monash’s Sociology Lecturer Helen Forbes-Mewett was recently interviewed by SBS World News about efforts on…
Two decades on, what remains of Kurt Cobain?
By Catherine Strong A few years ago a student of mine turned up to class…
Eviction from the middle class: how tenuous jobs penalise women
By Veronica Sheen Treasurer Joe Hockey wants a new debate about pushing thepension eligibility age beyond 67….
International student study goes global
By Helen Forbes-Mewett What problems does Australia face in terms of accommodation for international students?…
No sacred cows: Productivity Commission targets Toyota
by Rémy Davison Ford and Holden gone. SPC Ardmona in jeopardy. Toyota under threat. The…
Perception of street trees – Honours project in Sociology
Are you interested in environmental sociology and water sensitive urban design? Would you like to…
Public symposium, Young People and Mediated Sexual Communication
The public symposium, Young People and Mediated Sexual Communication was held on Friday, 29 November, 2013 at…
Media voice the key to social cohesion
Giving young people in vulnerable ethno-cultural groups more opportunities to have their voices heard is…
Multiculturalism and ‘Asia’ workshop
Monash Asia Institute and the Sociology Programme present Multiculturalism and ‘Asia’ Session themes: rethinking multicultural…