PhD SUPRA scholarship - Centre for Urban Transitions

Swinburne University of Technology

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Undertake a PhD Scholarship within our Centre for Urban Transitions

About the Scholarship
Swinburne’s Centre for Urban Transitions invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake a PhD. This PhD is by publication with research on nature-based solutions for accelerating urban transitions, relating to at least one of the three themes and with a framing aligned with urban transition challenges: just, healthy and productive cities.

As the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to develop your own project, that fits with the broader aims and supervisory capacity of the Centre. You will contribute to the Centre’s publication and impact program and aspirations.

Successful applicants will join a cohort of PhD students already at the Centre and be part of its vibrant research culture. The scholarship covers tuition fees for up to 4 years and provides an annual (indexed) stipend for three years.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you
To be successful for this opportunity, you will have:
  • First Class Honours (H1) award or equivalent; or for exceptional candidates a H2A award
  • Familiarity with main academic/policy debates relating to the chosen field of study
  • Knowledge of research proposals
  • Passion for understanding urban transitions through in-depth research

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Andi Nygaard, Research Theme Leader: New Ways of Urban Living on +613 9819 4569 or via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on

For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

Applications close at 5pm on 31 January 2020.

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