Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education – PhD Scholarship
The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle currently has a scholarship opportunity for a PhD student to study Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education under the supervision of Professor Geoff Whitty & Professor Penny Jane Burke
The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education will award a PhD studentship for research examining the policies, discourses and practices of ‘excellence’ and ‘equity’ in Australian Higher Education.
The research will consider how different universities address agendas of excellence and equity, the possible tensions and dilemmas this raises, differences and similarities across institutions, contexts and regions and the ways policy impacts on the different strategies, practices and perspectives within and across universities.
The candidate will be supported with a stipend to the value of $30,000 per annum for a period of 3 years. This scholarship is open to domestic and international students.
Inquiries in the first instance should be made to Professor Penny Jane Burke via email: PennyJane.Burke@newcastle.edu.au, no later than Friday 29 May 2015.