McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships (Australia)

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
University of Melbourne, Australia

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. The objectives of the 2017 program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. They should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship. Awards will be for a maximum of three years commencing 1 January 2017, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2017.

Applicants must have evidence of the award of a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The date of award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for applicants who do not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment of greater than one year duration at the University of Melbourne.

Applicants may be drawn from any field in which the University has research strength, and must have an ability to contribute to research collaborations and programs across faculties or disciplines
Applicants will be required to provide a declaration of support from the department/school in which they would be located if successful, but the criteria for selection will be university-based
Assessment will take account of achievement relative to opportunity.

Applications close: 26 September 2016, 11.59pm (AEST)

McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email:
mckenzie-application [at]

David Myers Research Fellow (Australia)

David Myers Research Fellow
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: 17 June 2016

Prestigious David Myers Fellowship Program
3 year, fixed-term appointment based at any campus
Make a significant contribution to your discipline at an international level

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe University’s 2013 – 2017 research strategy encourages innovation, specialisation and collaboration. It focuses on cultivating a modern, vibrant research culture – a culture that values academic freedom; a culture that attracts and retains exceptional staff and outstanding students; a culture that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address global problems; a culture that fosters the very best research and attracts game-changing partnerships; a culture that engages with the local community in Northern Melbourne, in regional Victoria, in Australia and internationally.

In 2017 La Trobe University will celebrate its 50th anniversary and in celebrating both our founding Vice Chancellor and our future, the College of Arts, Social Science & Commerce will fund a set of David Myers Research Fellowships for a period of 3 years. Up to 6 Research Fellowships (post-doctoral research fellowships) ranging from Level A to Senior Research Fellow will be appointed.

La Trobe strives to promote, recognise and support researchers who demonstrate exemplary performance.

The positions
The Research Fellows will propose and undertake projects aligned with areas of research strength, Research Focus Areas (RFAs), Disciplinary Research Programs (DRPs) or active Research Centres. This will include the following:
Conduct and publish, high quality, high impact research and other scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
Obtain, or assist in obtaining, research funding from external sources.
Form productive research partnerships
Participate in professional activities including presentations at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
Provide advice within the field of the employee’s research to Honours and postgraduate students.

In addition, the Senior Research Fellow will also;
Provide leadership in research related activities
Make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national and international level, demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other scholarly activities.
Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), students.
Contribute to building a robust and ambitious research culture within La Trobe

The candidate
To be successful in the role you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and possess demonstrated relevant academic experience. You will also possess:
Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research conducted and published, relative to opportunity;
Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly in English both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, honours and postgraduate students; and
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Closing date: 17th June, 2016.

Position Enquiries: Office of the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Please address the following questions and attach this with your application.
Outline your proposed research project
How does your research relate to Key or Developing Research Strengths in the College or RFAs or DRPs
Please outline your contribution to your discipline/s and to research excellence so far (relative to opportunity) and the likely future impact.

Please include your CV and referee details.

CFP Asian Cultural and Media Studies (Australia)

Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster
6-7 November 2014
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster of the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University will host an international conference, ‘Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now’ at Monash University, Caulfield campus in Melbourne on 6 – 7 November 2014.

The conference aims to critically revisit some of the key issues in the study of Asian culture, media and communications, which have been developed rapidly over the last twenty years, to discuss what kinds of new approaches and scholarly frameworks are required in the current socio-historical context. The conference will focus on four key areas of investigation, whose historical significance and transgressive potential requires reassessment in light of the advancement of market-driven processes of globalization and intensifying socio-economic disparity:
1) Alternative modernities and de-Westernization
2) Trans-Asian connections, dialogue and unevenness
3) Cultural convergence, citizenship and socio-cultural diversity
4) Mobility, imagined communities and cosmopolitanism

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations on these issues, although proposals that are in other ways relevant to the topic of Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now will also be considered.

The conference format will be discussion-oriented and all speakers will give a concise talk of the main points for 10-15 minutes. Speakers are not expected to present complete papers but to raise key theoretical questions with related empirical examination where relevant.

Please send your paper proposals (less than 300 words) with your affiliation details and e-mail address no later than 12 May. Please clearly put “Paper proposal for Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now” in the subject line. Acceptance of proposals will be notified in mid-June.

Please kindly be advised that we will not be able to offer financial support for participants’ travel costs. There will be no registration fees for the conference.

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