Jobs at ADI

With almost 100 researchers and more than 90 doctoral students, we support excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers who examine contentious and critical social issues.

Work with experienced researchers in a supportive environment

As a doctoral student, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers 'through our research streams and networks. Our institute's vibrant research environment supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers, who examine contentious and critical social issues.

We support our members through mentoring and training schemes, and help to develop career pathways for our early-career researchers and doctoral students. We're open to new ways of thinking about and studying social phenomena, and our membership is drawn from diverse disciplines and areas of study. We share a commitment to lead high-impact knowledge creation that has a meaningful and measurable effect on lived human experiences.

Current opportunities

DECRA Track Research Fellow

The DECRA Track Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in the areas of sociology and/or heritage. They will be responsible for conducting high-quality research, generating research and seeking external research funding, specifically, a highly competitive ARC DECRA application during the course of the fellowship.

There are two DECRA Track Research Fellow positions available, please visit the Jobs Portal for more information.

HDR Scholarship – Beyond Recognition: Postcolonial Relationality Across Difference

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Beyond Recognition: Postcolonial Relationality Across Difference' led by Professor Yin Paradies. The successful applicant will be based at the Geelong Waterfront, Waurn Ponds or Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Please visit the Scholarships website for more information.

HDR Scholarship - Multiculturalism, Migration and Youth

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement among Migrant Youth'. The PhD student will undertake research on migrant youth, human mobility and multiculturalism. Empirically this research will focus on Australia, although comparative research with Canada and the UK is also welcome. While this research will be undertaken independently, this scholarship is part of a larger international project investigating the comparative experiences of transcultural capital among migrant youth in Australia, Canada and the UK. This research is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Please visit the Scholarships website for more information.

HDR Scholarship – Animals and Urban Planning in India

Two PhD scholarships are available to initiate and conduct research as part of a larger Australian Research Council funded project that aims to address animals as crucial members of urban societies – rather than only urban ecologies - to conceptualise species-inclusive zoöpolises as cities of the future. In India, animals are enmeshed in urban political economies and societies as actors and stakeholders, from issues of livelihood, urban commons, climate change, to religious and cultural traditions. Many species of animals are also politicised in polarising sectarian, casteist agenda, leading to differential ways in which urban spaces are claimed or lost by both humans and nonhuman animals. The project will examine the everyday realities of diverse animal species and humans who co-inhabit multispecies habitats in ecologically diverse, rapidly growing, medium-sized Indian cities.
The PhD candidates will be based at Deakin University under the supervision of Dr. Yamini Narayanan, and the external supervision from the leading animal geographer Prof. Jennifer Wolch, University of California Berkeley.

Please visit the Scholarships website for more information.

Contact us

We welcome new opportunities to collaborate with research leaders who want to study in an internationally leading social sciences and humanities institute. To discuss contributions to our areas of research interest, please contact us.

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