A PhD position is being sought in the Indigenous Cultures and Histories doctoral program in conjunction with the Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies Focus Program, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, and the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to explore the history and/ or archaeology of the Taungurung people of Central Victoria. Potential doctoral projects include, but are not limited to, historical and/ or archaeological enquiries exploring people-environment relations, Indigenous water use and limnology, hunting practices, mobility, rock art studies.
The successful candidate will also work alongside researchers in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), which is a major new research and education initiative that brings together leading Australian universities with strategically important Australian and international partners. CABAH’s goal is to tell the epic story of Australia’s rich and distinctive natural and human history by revolutionising our knowledge of the events and processes that have shaped this nation, and combining that knowledge with cutting-edge modelling techniques to manage and protect our natural and cultural resources into the future. The candidate will have access to interdisciplinary research support where needed, including specialist dating, climate and environmental research.
Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance. Current value: $26,682 p.a. 2017 full-time rate (tax-free stipend); (indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGE stipend conditions.
Applications close Friday 28 July.