[Air-L] Project Based PhD Scholarship - Australia

Adrian Miles adrian.miles at rmit.edu.au
Thu Nov 18 20:45:45 PST 2010


PhD Scholarship (Media and Communication) – Practice-based, 3 years, to
commence first quarter 2011, tax-free stipend of AUD26,533 per annum.

THE PROJECT: The Circus Oz Living Archive: developing a model of online
digital engagement for the performing arts

The successful applicant will have demonstrated capacity in any or all of
new media, networked media, online video, interaction design or
participatory and social media. In addition you will be excited by the
prospect of sinking your teeth into a media practice-based research project
in a ‘real-world’ context, helping to develop innovative approaches to
social media in the context of online video and performing arts audiences.

As a PhD candidate on this ARC funded project commencing in early 2011 you
will be supervised by Associate Professor Laurene Vaughan and co-supervised
by Dr. David Carlin and Adrian Miles. This digital media candidate will
receive training in practice based research methodologies, with a particular
orientation towards user centred design and interaction design. In addition
you will undertake qualitative research into new media, Web 2.0, social
media, and online video to inform the development and critical appraisal of
all prototypes. You will be expected to develop an understanding of
contemporary issues and practices in terms of the digital humanities with a
specific emphasis on video within Web 2.0 systems and the development of
innovative narrative and documentary possibilities through the utilisation
of existing archival material online.

As this position is situated within the Circus Oz, Living Archive research
project, the successful application will collaborate with a computer science
PhD candidate as we work towards the creation of the Living Archive. As such
the computer science candidate will compliment your area of expertise in the
project and focus on building a content based image retrieval (CBIR) system
using public domain image retrieval software, and investigating how the
content based image retrieval may supplement the social media video archive
as a search mechanism.

This PhD scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of AUD26,533 per annum for
three years. There are also limited funds to support the candidate is
disseminating their research outcomes throughout their study program in
conjunction with the other project researchers. The position is full time,
and is based at RMIT’s city campus, in Melbourne, Australia.

Potential applicants are invited to contact the project leader, Dr David
Carlin [david.carlin at rmit.edu.au, or phone 03 99253934], for more
information, and/or to view the project blog at

To apply, please send an Expression of Interest by email to Dr David Carlin.

Your Expression of Interest (two pages) should include the following
1. Why you are interested in the position.
2. Academic Qualifications (include years of enrolment, date completed or
expected to complete, name of institution, Hons and/or Masters level of
award if applicable)
3. Professional Experience - provide details (including duration) of any
professional experience, previous and current, relevant to your application.
You can also include relevant professional development such as workshops and
4. Publication Details and/or Folio - if you have authored, exhibited or
produced works relevant to your application please provide full details of
the publication or exhibition including level of authorship, extent of
involvement and whether the work was refereed, assessed or judged. Attach
the front page for text publications, and the relevant page of an exhibition
catalogue or programme.
Please also attach links to authored or produced works accessible for
viewing online.
5. Research Experience - please provide details of any research experience
relevant to your application. Research experience can include involvement in
other forms of original work, authorship and creativity. If any of the
qualifications you listed in (2) above involved research
please provide specific details.

an appropriate closing
Adrian Miles
School of Media and Communication
Program Director B.Comm Honours

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