PhD scholarship at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions

Boroondara, Australia
15 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Three (3) PhD scholarships available at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions
  • Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions
  • Faculty of Health, Arts & Design

Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions has three (3) PhD scholarships available for people with a passion for understanding urban transitions through in depth research. 

The Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne was established in 2017 to produce high quality and high impact research focused on planning and governance to achieve needed urban transitions, both in Australia and internationally. 

The Centre has a distinct role within the broader field of urban change. Its research themes tackle three of the major urban challenges, which require a holistic assessment of the social, political and behavioral influences and innovations that shape cities. 

These are:

  • Planning and design for de-carbonisation and urban regeneration. 
  • Strategies to improve housing affordability and spatial equity
  • Promoting new ways of urban living from a social, health, environmental and economic perspective.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake a PhD in in these or other areas relevant to urban transitions. Successful candidates will be able to develop their own project if it fits with the broader aims and supervisory capacity of the Centre. The scholarships are not part of a funded research project but students will be expected to contribute to the Centre’s publication program.

Successful applicants will join a cohort of PhD students already at the Centre and be involved in its vibrant research culture.

PhD candidates must meet Swinburne’s general academic eligibility for admission to PhD studies, i.e. a First Class Honours (H1) award or equivalent or for exceptional candidates a H2A award – see for further information. 

For more information, please contact the Centre’s Postgraduate Coordinator: Professor Sandy Gifford (preferred) or 03 9214-5661

To apply

Applicants will need to supply: i) a CV indicating qualifications and experience and ii) a brief one page proposal for the PhD including the research question and proposed methodology.

Applications close: 5 pm, Monday 15 January 2018.