Emerging Technologies Research Lab – Join us!
PhD Scholarship – Digital Energy Futures
Job no.: 641482
Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3-year and 3-month fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Faculty-funded
Stipend scholarship (Living Allowance) and Tuition Fee Remission
Scholarship, Relocation Allowance (up to $1000 interstate and $1,500
overseas) and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Includes Single, Dual
Family or Multi Family cover for 57 months (overseas applicants only).
Living Allowance current value: $30,000 p.a. 2022 full-time rate (tax-free
stipend); (annually indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGRO stipend
conditions: www. monash.edu/graduate-research/future-
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The Emerging Technologies Lab is one of Australia's most exciting research
facilities and we want you to be a part of it!
Sitting across both the fast-growing Faculty of IT (FIT) and Monash Art
Design & Architecture (MADA), the Emerging Technologies Lab is a fascinating
intersection of research areas, undertaking critical interdisciplinary and
international research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions
of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies.
We investigate an emerging technological environment where automation,
artificial intelligence, data and the questions of ethics, responsibility and
user experience conflate in unpredictable ways that are important to
understand. Our internationally leading researchers bring together high
quality theoretical and ethnographic academic scholarship with engagement with
external stakeholders, and advocate for the design of better, responsible and
ethical futures. Our work advances new theory and ethnographic and futures
methodologies drawing from design, anthropology, sociology, and geography. The
Lab's core themes include energy futures, future mobilities, public space,
e-waste and design for wellbeing.
To grapple with these important conceptual spaces we need the best and
brightest minds. As such, the Emerging Technologies Lab is pleased to offer
this exciting opportunity
To successfully attain this scholarship you should have a background in the
social sciences, design and/or human-computer interaction design disciplines,
and be committed to undertaking research into the social, cultural and
experiential elements of the design, use and futures of emerging technologies.
You will participate in the work of the Lab by undertaking your own project,
supervised by Associate Professor Yolande Strengers (FIT) and Professor
Sarah Pink (MADA) or another, appropriate second supervisor. You will also
have opportunities to collaborate in team projects and to connect with the
Lab's international research community.
As part of your proposal, you should outline how your research will contribute
to the Digital Energy Futures (DEF) project
The DEF Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project aims to understand
and forecast changing digital lifestyle trends and their impact on future
household electricity demand, including at peak times. The project is
generating new knowledge by employing digital ethnography and sociological
theories to investigate how changing social practices will impact on
electricity sector planning. In addition to many academic journal article and
book chapter publications, outcomes from DEF to date include: industry comic-
strip scenarios of future visions for everyday life; emerging trends and
principles for digital energy futures; demand management opportunities to help
the sector meet future residential consumption; the Digital Energy Futures
documentary film; and future-focused foresights to guide energy forecasting
and scenario-building. The successful applicant will build on the DEF research
undertaken to date to propose a project within Australia or internationally
that will advance future-focused social science and design research for the
energy sector. Candidates may also choose to target a particular aspect of the
DEF project for further investigation.
The proposal should demonstrate an enthusiasm for theoretical research into
human/ non-human and technology futures as well as interest in engaging with
innovative qualitative and/or digital and design ethnographic methodologies,
such as, ethnographic documentary, design fiction, photography, interviews and
To apply please click the application link below and refer to "How to apply
for Monash Jobs" for further instructions.
Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Associate Professor Yolande Strengers, +61 3 9903 1066,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact via email is preferred)
Friday 14 October 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT
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