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
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