Part-time research fellow and PhD scholarship for a new ARC Linkage project

Dear all, 

Simon Biggs, Helen Kimberley and Dina Bowman are recruiting for a part time research fellow and PhD scholarship for our new ARC Linkage project ‘Understanding and preventing workforce vulnerabilities in midlife and beyond’ .

The RF position is on the HR website and has been advertised via our website 

1. They are recruiting for a half time research fellow for our new ARC Linkage project ‘Understanding and preventing Workforce Vulnerabilities in midlife and beyond’ The project is a partnership between the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) University of Canberra, School of Social and Political Sciences (The University of Melbourne), the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) and Jobs Australia (JA). It forms part of Linkage project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and partner organisations. The project involves a multidisciplinary team of investigators with backgrounds in economics, social gerontology and sociology.
Position no.0029788. http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=835350&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=1800&lPayScaleID=&stp=AW&sLanguage=en
Closing date 4 September.

2. PhD scholarship ‘Gender, identity and work in midlife and beyond’ https://aag.asn.au/filelib/BSL_SSPS_PhD_Scholarship.pdf
Applicants must meet all entry requirements for admission to the PhD: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/research . The scholarship is open to both local and international students. 

Please circulate to any who may be interested.

For further information contact Professor Simon Biggs at biggss@unimelb.edu.au

Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 26 September 2012.

Cheers,
Mary

Mary Duffy
Research Support Officer (Staff & Students) School of Social & Political Sciences The University of Melbourne Parkville VIC 3010

CRICOS No. 001146K

Ph: 61 3 8344 6571
Fax: 61 3 8344 7906
Email: duffym@unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au

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Two PhD top-up scholarships are now available

 
1. 
 
An opportunity is available at the University of Melbourne for a research student in anthropology associated with a multidisciplinary ARC Linkage Project ‘Using museums to counter racism and increase acceptance of diversity among young people’. Chief investigators on the project are Associate Professor Yin Paradies (Deakin), Dr Naomi Priest (Melbourne), Dr Emma Kowal (Melbourne), Associate Professor Margaret Kelaher (Melbourne), and Professor Fethi Mansouri (Deakin). This project aims to: 1) gain a broad and representative understanding of the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Victorian high school students and their teachers in relation to racism, diversity and identity; 2) develop and implement museum-related programs for secondary school students and teachers that reduce racism and increase acceptance of diversity; and 3) assess the effectiveness, appropriateness and acceptability of the Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours (IYMO) Museum Victoria exhibition and associated programs in reducing racism and increasing acceptance of diversity among secondary students and teachers, together with recommendations for improving the educative potential of the exhibition.
 
A top-up scholarship of $8000 p.a. is available for a PhD student who can secure a primary scholarship (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award) for full time study at The University of Melbourne. To receive a primary scholarship candidates should have a good honours or masters degree in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, or other relevant discipline. Relevant work experience or publications are also taken into consideration in awarding primary scholarships. The top-up scholarship is renewable for the duration of the primary scholarship, subject to an annual review of research progress. Additional funding will also be available to support fieldwork and conference travel. The candidacy would commence in early 2013.
 
The PhD research project would involve ethnographic research at Museum Victoria and/or at selected schools in the greater Melbourne area. The precise scope and research questions would be developed by the student, but are likely to focus on attitudes towards racism, diversity and identity within the chosen fieldsite/s and to critically evaluate various attempts to influence such attitudes.
 
The PhD would be based in the Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social and Political Science, Faculty of Arts with Dr Emma Kowal as the primary supervisor and Dr Naomi Priest as co-supervisor. There may be also opportunities for co-supervisors from other relevant disciplines as well as part-time research assistant work associated with the ARC project.
 
To express interest or for more information, email: e.kowal@unimelb.edu.au
For information on the PhD program, see:
 
Note: The 2012 rate for a stipend is $23,728 p.a. ($31,728 with top-up).
 
2.
 
A PhD opportunity is available at the University of Melbourne for a project related to biology, culture and difference. A top-up scholarship of $8000 p.a. is available for a PhD student who can secure a primary scholarship (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award) for full time study at The University of Melbourne. To receive a primary scholarship candidates should have a good Honours or Masters degree in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, Indigenous studies, history and philosophy of science, bioethics, or other relevant discipline. Relevant work experience or publications are also taken into consideration in awarding primary scholarships. The top-up scholarship is renewable for three years, subject to successful progression of the candidacy. Additional funding will also be available to support fieldwork and conference travel. The candidacy would commence in early 2013.
The precise scope and research questions would be developed by the student, but would contribute to social science or humanities scholarship on biological difference. Possible topics for a PhD research project could include: ethnography of scientists and/or Indigenous communities who have participated in biomedical or scientific research; histories of human biological research in Australia (e.g. 20th century scientific expeditions); ethical issues associated with contemporary biobanks in ethnically ‘diverse’ contexts; politics of genetic ancestry testing; modes of racialised personhood in the postgenomic age; the ‘re-biologisation’ of race; other relevant topics. The project would broadly relate to Dr Emma Kowal’s ARC Project “From scientific specimen to Indigenous cultural property: The collection and use of Indigenous DNA samples since the 1960s”, a transdisciplinary study that investigates the provenance and use of Indigenous biospecimen collections held in Australia.
 
Some background in science or medical anthropology is desirable but not essential. The PhD would be based in the Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social and Political Science, and supervised by Dr Emma Kowal, with co-supervision in relevant disciplines (e.g. history, bioethics, cultural studies, history and philosophy of science) arranged as appropriate. Part-time research assistant work may also be available.
  
Applications from Australian permanent residents close October 1st 2012. (Applications from international students welcome but must be received by August 15th 2012.) To express interest and for more information about the application process, contact e.kowal@unimelb.edu.au
 
For information on the PhD program, see:
 
Note: The 2012 rate for a stipend is $23,728 p.a. ($31,728 with top-up).
 

2 day symposium: Owning Racism: Can we Talk?

Please find information regarding a 2 day symposium being hosted the Immigration Museum. Feel free to pass onto networks.
 
Owning Racism: Can we Talk?
Thursday August 23 and Friday August 24
East Wing Gallery
Immigration Museum
 
 
The two-day Symposium Owning Racism: Can we talk? A symposium for academics, service providers and arts practitioners  is the first major initiative to emerge from our Identity: yours, mine, ours exhibition which was launched last year.
 
A community of practitioners and academics have been invited to speak to their research, program work, service delivery or study around themes exploring cultural and social intervention in order to facilitate social cohesion. Examples of research and/or practical applications in youth engagement, CALD connections, multicultural and cross-cultural exchange, refugee and asylum support services will be explored.
 
Specific Symposium aims include:
 
          Share methodologies across disciplines in areas of social intervention, anti-racism projects, applied theory in community practice;
          Highlight key research in the related fields;
          Provide practical examples of project work and case study evaluations;
          Showcase best practice by museums, schools, universities, local governments, arts, non-government organisations, etc;
          Encourage active and ongoing networks and collaborative partnerships
Speakers include;
Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape town
Waleed Aly, Academic and Media commentator
Richard Frankland, Actor, Author, Artist 
 
Regards
Tatiana
 
Tatiana Mauri
Community Engagement Manager
Immigration Museum
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001 AUSTRALIA
Telephone+613 9927 2751
Facsimile+613 99272722