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Expressions of Interest

Thu, 09 May 2013 15:13:00 +1000

The Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (CMII) at Deakin University invites Expressions of Interest for applications for two-year Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2014-2015.

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme is designed to support early career researchers who have outstanding track records relative to opportunity.

Fellowships are offered on a full- time basis and Fellows must be based at Deakin University for the duration of the Fellowship.

Successful applicants will be based at the CMII, which is a leading research centre focusing on research into the humanities, creative arts, cultural and media studies, digital humanities, and design and architecture.

CMII offers a collegiate, supportive, extending and rigorous research environment, with a strong history of successfully mentoring promising early career researchers. It has also contributed to Deakin University’s outstanding ERA results.

Current research areas include postcolonial literature, texts for young people, the representation and communication of climate change, cultural theory, cultural economics, arts administration, digital humanities, and the patterns and processes of urban ecologies.

Applicants for Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships must have been awarded a PhD on or after January 1st 2009 or, commensurate with a period of significant career interruption, on or after January 1st, 2007.

Applicants who have not yet been awarded a PhD are allowed to apply provided that they will have submitted their thesis by July 31st,  2013. Please be aware, however, that applicants who have not yet submitted their thesis are highly unlikely to be competitive.

Assessment criteria will include the quality of the applicant’s track record relative to opportunity and that person’s potential to contribute to and develop areas of research strength; the excellence and significance of the proposal; and the alignment of the proposed research with existing activity and the environment in CMII.

The Fellowship provides two years of salary support at $70,333 per annum (Level A Step 6, DU EBA) together with a one-off support grant of up to $10,000.

For more details about the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme, including eligibility and assessment criteria


In order to apply for an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:

  1. Download and complete the EOI form
  2. Submit it to the CMII Executive via Elizabeth Braithwaite at by Friday 10 May 2013.

You will be notified as to the outcome of your Expression of Interest by Friday 24 May.

Successful EoI applicants will have until Monday 15 July 2013 to prepare their final submission.

Please note that these dates are earlier than the University deadline, but this is because all CMII submissions will need to undergo a review process within the Centre before final submission to the University.

If you would like to apply for an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship through the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention, you are strongly advised to visit the CMII website

Research projects include:

Professor Clare Bradford, Director
“From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian Print Cultures (1840-1940)” (with Dr Michelle Smith and Dr Kristine Moruzi) ARC Discovery project

Professor Deb Verhoeven, Deputy Director
“Only at the Movies: Mapping the Contemporary Australian Cinema Market” (with Dr Kate Bowles; Prof Richard Maltby;

Associate Professor Colin Anthony Arrowsmith; Dr Bronwyn Coate; ARC Discovery project

Prof Hisham Elkadi
“Vision II - The Future of Central Geelong”

Dr Katya Johanson and Associate Professor Hilary Glow
“Arts Audiences: Measuring Quality in the Performing Arts”

Professor David Jones
“Re-Casting Terra Nullius Blindness: Empowering Indigenous Protocols and Knowledge in Australian University Built Environment Education”

Dr Mirjana Lozanovska
“A Pedagogical Model of Children's Participation in Architectural Design” (with Susan Bee Gek Ang; Leilei Xu)

Professor Lyn McCredden
“The Legacy of Tim Winton” ARC Discovery project

Dr Leonie Rutherford
“Digital Natives: Growing up with New and Old Media in Australia” (with Professor Michael Bittman and Adjunct Professor Len Unsworth)

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The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme is designed to support early career researchers who have outstanding track records relative to opportunity.
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