Deakin-Coventry Cotutelle - Educational leadership and governance for sustainable societies

This is a doctoral cotutelle project in 'investigating leadership and policy in higher education and informal education and workplace settings' between Deakin University (Australia) and Coventry University (United Kingdom). Deakin is the lead institution.

Project Supervisor

Additional Supervision

Deakin School

Location

Melbourne Burwood Campus (Australia) and Coventry University (United Kingdom)

Research topic

This is a doctoral cotutelle project between Deakin University (Australia) and Coventry University (United Kingdom).

The successful PhD Student will be awarded a scholarship from Deakin University with the supervision team being drawn from Deakin University and Coventry University. The PhD Student will graduate with two testamurs, one from Deakin University and one from Coventry University, each of which recognises that the program was carried out as part of a jointly supervised doctoral program. The program is for a duration of 4 years and scheduled to commence in January 2024.

The PhD Student is anticipated to spend at least 6 months of the total period of the program at Coventry University, with the remainder of the program based at Deakin University.

Educational leadership and governance for sustainable societies
Education is key to secure just and sustainable societies in the context of increased uncertainty. There are two studentships available within this call that aims to investigate higher education as well as informal education and workplace settings to understand the impacts of policies, governance practices and reform efforts at global, national, regional and institutional levels.

Project aim

Successful PhD candidates will focus their study through a leadership lens on major education policy issues, for example - the geopolitics of internationalisation; transnational student mobilities; education governance and higher education reform; academics’ work and education workforce; and health and wellbeing. There is an opportunity through the application process, for applicants to propose their specific focus for the PhD within the above scope of study.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 25 October 2023

Please be aware that screening for this advert will commence immediately and the scholarship may be awarded prior to the closing date.

Benefits

This scholarship is supported by Deakin University, is available over 3 years and includes:

  • Stipend of $33,500 per annum tax exempt (2023 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate
  • International students only:  Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.
  • Full Tuition Fee Waiver for up to 4 years
  • Funding to support travel of PhD Student between Deakin University and Coventry University

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be either a domestic or international candidate. Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship.
  • meet the PhD entry requirements of both Deakin University and Coventry University, including English language proficiency requirements
  • be enrolling full time
  • be able to physically locate to both Coventry University (United Kingdom) and Deakin University (Australia)

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page and Coventry’s research entry criteria page for further information.

How to apply

Applicants should firstly email A/Prof Linda Hobbs to discuss the project. After discussing your application with the Deakin Supervisor, you will be required to submit an Expression of interest directly with the relevant Faculty.

Please apply using the expression of interest form
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If successful, you will be invited by Deakin University to lodge a formal HDR application to Deakin.

The successful applicant will also be required to lodge a separate PhD application to Coventry University via the Coventry University application page.

Please be aware that screening for this advert will commence immediately and the scholarship may be awarded prior to the closing date.

Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact:

A/Prof Linda Hobbs
l.hobbs@deakin.edu.au
+61352272661

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