PhD Scholarship: cultural geographies of human-plant relations

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the broad area of cultural geographies of human-plant relations. Specific areas of interest are open and could include for example invasive plants, food, urban ecology, biodiversity or conceptual questions.
A stipend of $23,728pa for three years is available. The project is supported by a generous fieldwork budget as part of Professor Head’s ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship.
Applicants should have a Bachelor Honours degree, with a mark of Second Class/Division I or higher, or equivalent, in human geography or a relevant discipline (e.g. anthropology, biogeography, environmental social science). (Current students expecting such a result at the end of 2012 are welcome to apply.)
Current staff and students in AUSCCER come from backgrounds in human and physical geography, environmental history, political ecology, archaeology and cultural studies. Located in a world-class School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, we have good working relationships with colleagues in the natural and environmental sciences. Facilities include a state of the art human geography laboratory with specialist field equipment and spatial analysis (GIS) systems.
AUSCCER provides a vibrant and supportive environment for postgraduate research students – have a look around this blog for recent activities.

Enquiries can be directed to Lesley Head ( lhead@uow.edu.au)
Applications should be sent to Denise Alsop (dalsop@uow.edu.au) by August 31, 2012. Please format as a single document (pdf or word doc) that includes cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, copy of academic transcript, a brief research proposal (3 pages maximum) and contact details for 2 referees.

(Apart from this specific opportunity, don’t forget that you can apply to undertake postgraduate research at AUSCCER via the main scholarship rounds, the next one of which closes October 17, 2012 for commencement in March 2013. Details about the process here )

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