PhD scholarship: Indigenous Archaeology and Heritage, UNE
PhD scholarship: Indigenous Archaeology and Heritage
School of Humanities & Heritage Futures Research Centre, University of New England
Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, in the School of Humanities, is a leader in archaeological and heritage research. The School is seeking expressions of interest for PhD candidates to work on the project, ‘Indigenous heritage: Working ancient wetlands for social benefit and cultural understanding’. The project includes archaeological research and an education program for local young Aboriginal people. The first phase of the research, which is funded by the Australian Research Council & the Heritage Futures Research Centre, will focus on the New England region. The specific research topic will be worked out by negotiation between the student and the research team. The project falls within UNE’s targeted priority research area ‘Frontiers and Boundaries: Australia’s Regional Frontiers’.
This is an identified position for an Aboriginal person to work on a cultural heritage research project. Preference will be given to people who reside in the areas of the Armidale, Guyra, Glen Innes and Anaiwan Local Aboriginal Land Council areas. The appointee could be involved in a range of research problems, including archaeological research, geomorphological research, cultural heritage management, oral history interviews, higher education, data processing and archival research. Applicants must have a relevant tertiary qualification at Honours or Masters level; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; an understanding of cultural heritage issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in the New England region; and, empathy for the educational experiences and needs of young Aboriginal people.
Note: The successful applicant must be available to attend the World Archaeological Congress in Jordan 12-20 January 2013 with other members of the research team.
Informal enquiries may be directed to A/Prof Wendy Beck, ph: (02) 6773 3165 or e-mail: email@example.com.
For further information about the School of Humanities & the Heritage Futures Research Centre visit http://www.une.edu.au/humanities/and http://www.une.edu.au/study/archaeology/ and http://www.une.edu.au/hfrc/
AU$23,728 (2012 rate) per annum tax free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments, or
AU$12,898 (2012 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.
Closing Dates: Expressions of Interest 27 August 2012
Final Application 30 September 2012
An application package, including all selection criteria that must be addressed, may be obtained from the Project Manager, Dr. Catherine Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications should be emailed to email@example.com and will be received up to 5pm on the closing dates.
This position is designated for a person of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent which is an exemption under s.14 (d) of the Anti–Discrimination Act. The occupant of this position will be able to provide confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander origin in writing from the Chairperson of an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander incorporated organisation in a community where the applicant lives or has previously lived.
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