About the scholarship
Griffith University is looking for an outstanding candidate for a full time PhD scholarship to work on a large-scale qualitative study of international students’ experiences of schooling in Australia. The successful applicant will be a team member of a large multi-disciplinary Australian Research Council Discovery grant. This longitudinal study aims to analyse the forms and effects of international secondary students’ transnational connectedness with different people and places in physical and online environments. It examines how and why students’ relationships change across Years 10-12 of school, and the implications for students’ experience of school, Australia, and post-school pathways. The successful candidate will work on a defined project within the wider study while gaining the benefits of being part of a large research team.
The recipient of this scholarship will focus specifically on the impact of gender on international secondary students’ experiences of online relationships and how this shapes their sense of connectedness.The scholarship is for a period of 3 years and will be valued at $27,082 per annum (2018 rate).
Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants with disciplinary backgrounds in education, humanities or the social sciences, gender studies and other areas directly relevant to the field of research.
- To be eligible for award of scholarship, the applicant must hold a Class 1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (Grounds for Bachelor Degree with Class 1 Honours). Students completing in 2017 will be considered.
- Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. Desirable
- Prior research experience in one or more fields relating to gender studies, multiculturalism, racism, cultural diversity, post-colonial theory or international education and a familiarity with relevant theory.
- Experience working with young people and schools.
- The capacity to establish and maintain positive relationships with school and related personnel.
- The familiarity with ENDNOTE, word processing packages, and online platforms such as dropbox, google docs, google drive.
The scholarship is for a period of 3 years and will be valued at $27,082 per annum (2018 rate).
Applicants will be based in Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies and will also join the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. As such they will have access to diverse forms of support from the Institute, and through the School. This includes support for the design and conduct of the research project, and up to $3000 for conference attendance and related activities.
The successful applicant may also have the opportunity for employment as a casual Senior Research Assistant, also working with Associate Professor Rowan on the same project to a maximum of 9 hours per week.
How to Apply
For more information please contact:
Associate Professor Leonie Rowan