2018 Monash PhD Position in Human Geography Monash University, Faculty of Arts, Social & Political Sciences Graduate Research Program Australia

2018 Monash PhD Position in Human Geography


Job no.: 571993

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Arts, Social & Political Sciences Graduate Research Program

Location: Clayton campus, Monash University

Supervisor: A/Professor Alan Gamlen, School of Social Sciences




The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance. Current value: $27,353 p.a. 2018 full-time rate (tax-free stipend); (indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGE stipend conditions: http://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/support/scholarship-conditions-of-award)


The Opportunity


A PhD position is being offered in the Human Geography doctoral program in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts to carry out research on international migration policy best practices. Potential doctoral projects include, but are not limited to, comparative studies of temporary labour migration programmes, immigration points systems, and regional mobility schemes.


The successful candidate will also work alongside researchers in the Centre for Population and Social Research, the Focus Program in Population, Migration and Social Inclusion, and the Border Crossing Observatory, which together form a growing global hub for migration and population research and education activities, with extensive links to policy, practitioner and industry groups in Australia and beyond. The candidate will have access to interdisciplinary research support where needed, including specialist migration, demographic, spatial-analytic, econometric and political science research.


Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.


Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will be able to provide:

  • An excellent academic track record in a Social Sciences discipline

  • Evidence of strong quantitative research skills, and


Evidence of academic or practical experience concerning human migration.

A track record in other relevant disciplines (e.g., Human Geography, Demography, Development Economics, Political Science etc) might also be an advantage.


Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at https://arts.monash.edu/graduate-research/application-process/


Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which include English-language skills.


Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by 1 July 2018. There may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.




Enquiries concerning intended topics for research and other academic matters should be directed in the first instance to A/Professor Alan Gamlen, School of Social Sciences; (03) 9905 5300; Alan.Gamlen@monash.edu.


Submit an Expression of Interest


EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement addressing the Candidate Requirements

  • A research proposal not exceeding 5 pages in length

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works

  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation

  • Contact details of two academic referees

  • Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only)


It is expected that applicants will have been in discussion with A/Professor Alan Gamlen prior to submission of the EOI.


EOIs shall be sent, preferably in the form of a single attachment to an e-mail, to Ms Merci Ikeda, Graduate Research Admissions Officer, Faculty of Arts, at the following e-mail address: Merci.Ikeda@monash.edu.


Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.


Closing date for receipt of applications:


Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time

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