PhD Scholarship – Boundary Spanning for Health

Hawthorn, Australia
29 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Faculty of Business & Law – Centre for Social Impact
  • $26,288 (indexed) for three years
  • Based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high-quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives.

A three-year tax-exempt scholarship funded by Swinburne University is being offered to an outstanding candidate who has graduated with a Bachelor with honours 1 or 2A equivalence (for example, a master’s degree) in disciplines appropriate to the topic areas listed within the attached position description (Appendix 1). The scholarship includes an annual stipend of $26,288 (indexed) for three years as well as additional thesis allowances as set out in the SUPRA Conditions of Award (see:

Successful candidates will be located at the Swinburne University of Technology campus in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A Bachelor degree honours and/or a research master’s degree with H1 or 2A equivalence in a discipline relevant to psychology, epidemiology, or public health.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent (e.g.: Pearson test of English (PTE) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0
  • Strong social and organisational skills and capacity to interact with diverse stakeholders, in addition to key attributes listed in Appendix 1
  • Ability to produce peer-reviewed authored publications

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is our strength and our success lies within the inclusive working environment built of employees from a variety of backgrounds. Swinburne celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and generally the capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision – to become Australia’s leading university in Science, Technology and Innovation.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send a detailed CV (including contact details of one academic and one professional referee), a copy of a publication of which you have had a significant degree of authorship in, certified transcript of results and a 1-2-page cover letter to Professor Jane Farmer, Deputy Director of Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne at

For further information, please contact Professor Jane Farmer on +61 3 9214 5437 or at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: PHDSCHOL
Closing date: 5pm Friday 28th October 2016