PhD Scholarship in Language, Culture and Inclusion in Multicultural Societies

Monash University


PhD Scholarship in Language, Culture and Inclusion in Multicultural Societies

Job No.: 649235

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $33,000AUD per annum 2023 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: A tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided for a successful international awardee.

The Opportunity

This graduate research opportunity is part of a cluster of scholarships that are focused in areas of research and scholarly excellence with leading Faculty of Arts supervisors. They form part of the Monash 2030 Global Impact program of research.

The convergence of globalisation, increased migration and the widespread use of digital technologies have created new spaces for communication, social and cultural exchanges and encounters. This fully-funded PhD project will investigate the communication challenges experienced by government agencies or NGOs working with multilingual migrants and displaced people in crisis situations. The graduate research will be integrated with current Monash Intercultural Lab funded projects on:

  1. Investigating the most effective modalities of communication with culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  2. The role of language in shaping and influencing intercultural relations for migrant communities

Undertaking this industry-focused PhD has several advantages: The successful candidate will be integrated into the Monash Intercultural Lab’s current research agenda and will have access to funding to support fieldwork, travel, and conference attendance. The candidate will furthermore benefit from expert supervision from research leaders in intercultural, interpreting and translation studies, and by entering a PhD project with well-defined structure.

Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The applicant will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in a cognate discipline.

In its assessment, the selection committee will prioritise applicants who hold an Australian (or equivalent international) Honours or Master degree (in a relevant field), with a significant research component and with first-class (H1) awarded.

Details of eligibility requirements, including English-language proficiency skills, to undertake Higher Degree by Research in the Faculty of Arts are available at Applicants should ensure they familiarise themselves with these requirements before deciding whether they should apply.

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Please note: applicants who already hold a Masters by Research or PhD will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 30 November 2023. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.

Enquiries and submitting an Expression of Interest

Please contact Professor Rita Wilson, prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

Once you have discussed your EOI with Professor Rita Wilson, please submit your Expression of Interest Form and indicate that you are applying for a “Special Scholarship Scheme - PhD Scholarship Language, Culture and Inclusion in Multicultural Societies”. 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed over Zoom video call. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing Date

Tuesday 28 March 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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