PhD Scholarship, Researching the Creative Industries in Central Australia

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Alice Springs, Australia
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Researching the Creative Industries in Central Australia

  • Alice Springs, Australia

Academic Discipline: Education, Indigenous Knowledges and Futures
Job Type:                     Academic Posts, Grants and Scholarships
Contract Type:            Fixed Term
Hours:                          Both Full Time and Part Time study options available

About Charles Darwin University:

The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory present researchers and research students at Charles Darwin University with unique experiences and opportunities.

CDU has established itself as an exciting and progressive research intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We have developed cross-disciplinary research teams, as well as partnerships and collaborative relationships with external agencies to build world-class research capability.

Our goal is to maintain and develop our high-impact research profile in areas of strength including Environment and Livelihoods; Human Health and Wellbeing; Social and Public Policy; Education at the interface with Health; and Energy. Indigenous Knowledges is a cross-cutting research focus.

About the Project Supervisor:

Dr Judith Lovell is a Senior Research Fellow with the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society at Charles Darwin University. Her expertise is in the multidisciplinary and collaborative uses of research and evaluation to enhance social, environmental, cultural and economic capabilities in Australian and international societies. Judith has an emerging interest in realist philosophy and creative interventions as means to understand, inform and support social, educational and economic participation. Based in Alice Springs she is a member of the Realist Research Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI) undertaking national and international research and evaluation. She leads projects that initiate problem solving and innovation through the multidisciplinary Studio360 portfolio. 

About the opportunity:

An opportunity exists for a motivated student to join the Creative Careers project team and undertake applied research with a focus on local Aboriginal employment and enterprise pathways in the Creative Industries in Central Australia. The project aims to increase remote local Aboriginal participation in creative industries, or in the application of creative-industry type skills in employment of local Aboriginal people in any industry.

The project has a unique opportunity work closely to support creative skills development and industry employment pathways in the central Australian region. The applicant would be required to be skilled in at least one creative industry activity type and have some knowledge of business activities used in the workplace that are relevant to that industry, and some knowledge of skills transfer.

Skills may include (but are not limited to) any or all of: storytelling such as live presentation, visual and multi-media, media for web production; product design and production, curatorial and conservator skills, web-based services for business communication, entrepreneurial arts, design or communication; educational policy and practice; remote economic participation and industry workforce development.  The applicant will have an interest and be able to undertake qualitative mixed method research in a cosmopolitan or intercultural environment including through project field work. They will work in a culturally safe and respectful way, and be able to take initiative and meet timelines, work independently and undertake remote travel.

About you:

CDU is currently looking for a student to undertake their PhD by research on the topic of local remote Aboriginal workforce development for the Creative Industry in central Australia.  CDU seek expressions of interest from Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of their strength of academic performance and compatibility of research expertise and industry skill.

About the scholarship:

The scholarship will be competitively awarded and will be for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.  The successful applicant must be supervised by Dr Judith Lovell.

How to submit your expression of interest (EOI):

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to Dr Judith Lovell ( containing:

  • A statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • A brief CV

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.  The preferred applicant will be invited to submit a full application on-line.

Closing date:  EOIs should be submitted to Dr Judith Lovell by 5:00 pm (ACST) on Sunday 21 July 2019.

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