Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0054113

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Culture and Communication

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

The position is full time and supported by a scholarship. The successful applicant will pursue an PhD research project aligned to the ARC Linkage under the supervision of project leader, Professor Barry Judd.

Applicants should be highly motivated with demonstrable research skills and academic experience, including a previous focus on remote area communities, Indigenous cultural tourism, and Indigenous knowledge utilisation to undertake a self-contained project on a topic closely aligned to the main research project, on an aspect of Incentivising Aboriginal employment in remote Australia. The successful applicant will be expected to conceive the project and undertake research into how relationships between the Australian tourism industry and its operation at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Anangu community of Mutitjulu and related APY affiliated communities can be improved. This will include how employment opportunities might be further enhanced via incentivisation of kin group based co-operative micro-enterprise developments and improvement to existing Aboriginal employment strategies. The research will focus on Anangu communities and work with ARC Linkage partners to gain new understandings and insights to inform the participation of Aboriginal people in the Australian tourism industry. The research findings will also inform Territory, State and Federal policy makers working in Indigenous affairs and rural and remote area development.

Your expression of interest should consist of a one-page preliminary research proposal (A4, 12pt type; a full research proposal will be required from the successful applicant), relevant academic transcripts, and a CV.

For more information contact Professor Barry Judd.

Stipend amount 

Position is supported by a Stipend (2022 $32,400 per annum pro rata).

Apply using the link below

Funded PhD Position in Indigenous Studies commencing March 2022 - Formstack

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