PhD Scholarship – Media and Social Justice. Up to 2 PhD Scholarships on the theme of Media and Social Justice may be awarded in the UNSW Scientia Scholarship scheme at the University of New South Wales (in Sydney, Australia). Expressions of Interest are due before 21 July, 2017. Prospective applicants should contact A/Prof Tanja Dreher for further details as soon as possible.
Research theme: 21st Century Media for Social Justice
Digital media have opened up unprecedented possibilities for marginalised communities to find a voice, speak up, and share stories. Indigenous and community media are developing rapidly, while digital media are being mobilised for advocacy with refugees and asylum seekers, and used by geographically dispersed communities to maintain long distance relationships. This project investigates the opportunities and challenges for marginalized voices to be heard in the age of digital media. Key questions include: 1. What are the impacts of Indigenous, refugee and community media, online and off? In particular, how do policymakers and mainstream media professionals ‘listen’ in response to Indigenous, community and refugee media? 2. How do new technologies enable the development of transnational cyberpublics, maintaining affective relations over distance and difference? 3. What are the opportunities and challenges for minority media producers in the age of digital disruption? 4. How does the changing media environment impact on mediated identities?
The Scientia Scholarship Scheme:
The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. The scheme is highly competitive across all disciplines at UNSW.
Associate Professor in International Studies
UNSW Australia is a progressive research-intensive university committed to academic excellence, social engagement and an international perspective. In 2013, both the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings placed Social Sciences at UNSW in the top 40 in the world.
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences wishes to appoint an energetic and experienced scholar, at Associate Professor level, to provide academic leadership over the next five years for its prestigious Bachelor of International Studies program. We welcome applications from scholars in disciplines such as Cultures and Languages; International Relations or International Politics; Transnational History; Comparative Literature; Area Studies, etc. The person we are looking for will have an outstanding record in research and teaching, as well as experience of effective academic management.
The position is based in the School of Humanities and Languages, which is home to many internationally recognised scholars who are leaders in their fields. Humanities and Languages ranks as a national leader in a number of disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia 2012), and in the top 150 internationally (QS World University Rankings 2014).
The UNSW Bachelor of International Studies program is a rigorous four year degree program which attracts bright and globally conscious students who, as graduates, go on to pursue exciting and unpredictable international careers.
The appointee will be expected to build academic staff capacity and rejuvenate the curriculum in the Bachelor of International Studies, and also to play an active role in the collegial life of the Humanities and Languages.
· The position is available on a continuing basis.
· The current salary range for an Associate Professor (Level D) is AUD$134,916 – $148,917 per annum.
· The position attracts up to 17% employer superannuation and leave loading.
· Base salary on appointment will be determined on the basis of previous experience and qualifications.
· The successful applicant is expected to commence in the role by January 2015.
Please direct enquiries about this post to Professor Vanessa Lemm, Head of School.