Brian M. Davis Foundation - CUT PhD by Publication Scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology
March 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:$33,000
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  • Centre for Urban Transitions
  • Fixed term, full-time position is located at the Centre for Urban Transitions at the Hawthorn campus, but the incumbent may be required to undertake duties at any of the University's campuses.
  • Annual (indexed) stipend of $33,000 (2023 rate) for three years.
  • About the Scholarship PhD scholarship in Youth, housing, homelessness and justice

    This scholarship, generously supported by the Brian M. Davis Foundation and the Centre for Urban Transitions, aims to explore the links between homelessness and a young person's involvement in the criminal justice system (custodial or non-custodial) with a focus on developing high quality research. Currently, limited research exists on housing interventions for youth in the justice system, with most literature focusing on institutional settings rather than private dwellings. We aim to fill this gap by studying the impact of housing interventions on young individuals in the justice system.

    We seek candidates with a strong background in social sciences, particularly housing studies, criminology, or sociology, and experience in qualitative research. Familiarity with quantitative methods is desirable. The position, based at the Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT) at Swinburne University, involves conducting research with a focus on policy translation and interventions benefiting marginalized groups, emphasising equity and social justice.

    The successful candidate will join Swinburne Universitys Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT), dedicated to impactful research on urban futures globally. They will contribute to the Centres publication and impact initiatives, collaborating with a vibrant community of PhD students and researchers.

    Position Purpose This scholarship offers a 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused on youth studies, housing precarity, and interventions to reduce recidivism. Candidates will align their research with the project "A place to call home," led by Professor Wendy Stone and Dr. Joel McGregor. The project investigates housing instability and homelessness as factors in youth justice involvement and the potential of housing interventions for crime desistance. Applicants should submit a CV, a 1-page cover letter addressing key criteria, and a 2-page expression of interest (EOI) outlining a research proposal aligned with the project. The successful candidate will work with the supervision team to develop a comprehensive research proposal and will be supervised by Professor Wendy Stone, Dr. Joel McGregor, and Dr. Piret Veeroja.

    About you To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • First Class Honours (H1) award or equivalent; or for exceptional candidates a H2A award – see https:// www. for further information.
  • Familiarity and prior knowledge of the main academic, policy and methodological debates and issues relating to one of the following fields: youth studies, housing and homelessness studies or youth justice.
  • Clarity of the EOI including: research question(s), data availability and methodological selection/justification
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods and familiarity with quantitative research methods.
  • Background in and/or familiarity and prior knowledge of the disciplines of youth studies, housing and homelessness studies and youth justice. This may include an undergraduate degree criminology, sociology, housing studies, human services or related degrees.
  • A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    How to apply and further information Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

    For further information about this position, contact Wendy Stone at [email protected] and Joel McGregor at [email protected]

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

    Applications Close: Wednesday 27th March 2024, at 11PM.

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.

    (Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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