Scholarship(s) / Position(s) Vacant

PhD Scholarship(s)

UNSW Sydney (UNSW) offers the following prestigious scholarships to candidates of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at UNSW. Scholarship applicants will be automatically considered for all of the scholarships available for their specific residency, to undertake either a Doctor of Philosophy or a Research Masters degree, as appropriate.

Applicants must also meet the conditions and application requirements for admission, which can be found at in this link 

Scholarship applications are ranked competitively and awards are made on the basis of academic merit, research experience and research potential. The guideline can be found  in this lin

Applicants should check the relevant deadlines prior to applying, by reviewing the key dates.

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The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest people into strategic research areas and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community. The Scheme provides 4 years of funding for the candidate to complete a PhD at UNSW. The awards will be made across all Faculties in areas of identified research strengths and the scheme will ensure that candidates reflect the disciplinary, gender and cultural diversity of UNSW.  In contrast to our other prestigious UNSW scholarship schemes, the UNSW Scientia scheme is targeted and applicants must apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team.

Distinctiveness - The key distinctive features of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme include:

  1. Prestigious Scholarship Package - UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities
  2. Outstanding supervision combined with exceptional research environments - all successful candidates will be supervised by teams of UNSW’s best researchers aligned with UNSW research strengths, who will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated capacity in excellence in research and high quality supervision, plus their commitment to developing and mentoring PhD scholars
  3. Engagement – all successful candidates will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the learning and teaching excellence, social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the 2025 strategy
  4. Career and Development - all successful candidates will be provided with career coaching and development throughout the 4 years of candidature, and encouraged to engage with knowledge exchange activities.
  5. The scheme is open to domestic and international candidates
  6. To be able to apply to the scheme, potential applicants must be nominated by a team of approved UNSW supervisors
  7. Due to the structured program, only new PhD candidates qualifying for direct entry to the PhD will be eligible for entry into the scheme
  8. The minimum requirement for admission to the Scheme is:
  9. an appropriate four year degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class Honours, or
  10. a completed Masters by Research including a substantial research component, or
  11. qualifications at a level considered equivalent to either of the above
  12. All nominees must be eligible for admission to the PhD program as described in the  Admission to Higher Degree Research Programs Procedure
  13. Successful candidates should be able to meet all of the selection criteria (listed below) at the highest level
  14. All successful applicants must be located on a UNSW campus for a minimum of 2 years and this must include the first year of the program.

Eligibility

  1. The scheme is open to domestic and international candidates
  2. To be able to apply to the scheme, potential applicants must be nominated by a team of approved UNSW supervisors
  3. Due to the structured program, only new PhD candidates qualifying for direct entry to the PhD will be eligible for entry into the scheme
  4. The minimum requirement for admission to the Scheme is:
  5. an appropriate four year degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class Honours, or
  6. a completed Masters by Research including a substantial research component, or
  7. qualifications at a level considered equivalent to either of the above
  8. All nominees must be eligible for admission to the PhD program as described in the  Admission to Higher Degree Research Programs Procedure
  9. Successful candidates should be able to meet all of the selection criteria (listed below) at the highest level
  10. All successful applicants must be located on a UNSW campus for a minimum of 2 years and this must include the first year of the program.
  • UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme - Topic - Smart Mobility Methodologies for Optimizing Transport Networks

With increases in communication technology and wider availability of diverse real-time data, the behaviour of travellers is fundamentally shifting as individuals are more open to shared mobility, journey adaptation, and trip-based pricing. Further, the tools available to regional planners are growing exponentially in terms of predictive capability as well as complexity. This research will develop new formulations and solution methods for dynamic transport network equilibrium including mechanisms for improving system congestion and reliability. The newly developed theories, models and tools will be focused on quantitative methods for improving system-wide transport conditions while capturing the aforementioned newly emerging behaviour of travellers.

Supervisory team

Prof Travis Waller - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Lauren Gardner - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prof Gary Froyland - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Expression of interest at this link

Closes 21 July 2017

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  • UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme - Topic - Capacity of tourism activities for indigenous heritage sites.

Tourism and Indigenous communities have separate and often conflicting concerns regarding tourism activities on traditional lands. To appropriately unlock the huge potential of tourism requires in-depth understanding of both perspectives. This research aims to develop a new and eclectic set of capabilities for building sustainable tourism development in Indigenous heritage sites. A mathematical system of models of tourist flow and spending in Indigenous heritage sites will be developed. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that will be the first to attempt to formalise the multifaceted, social, spatial and temporal tourist choices and their inter-relations using a technique known as activity-based modelling at a national scale.

Supervisory team

Dr Taha Hossein Rashidi - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Tay Koo - School of Aviation

A/Prof Ruben Bolt - Nura Gili

Expression of interest  at this link

Closes 21 July 2017

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  • UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme - Topic - Eliciting latent risk preferences, across context. 

The elicitation of risk preferences, and the determination to what extent they are context- and domain-specific, remains an important problem for social sciences and public policy. Better and robust elicitation of such preferences would improve decision making in contexts such as health, wealth (namely old-age provision), and transportation. Unfortunately, different elicitation methods provide often divergent estimates. In the proposed project, we attempt to identify through appropriate experimental design and implementation both in the lab and the field, people's latent ('deep') risk preferences from observed stated and revealed choices across elicitation methods, context, and time (reliability of estimates over time).

Supervisory team

A/Prof Andreas Ortmann - School of Business 

A/Prof Vinayak Dixit - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Expression of interest at this link 

Closes 21 July 2017

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Position(s) Vacant

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) 

Date: 01/05/17 Ref: 58809

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the Research Centre of Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Distributed Sensing Systems Group in CSIRO (additional project information available here). The position is available immediately as a one-year contract with the possibility of an additional year extension.

The applicant will be expected to undertake and develop research on the topic of emerging infectious diseases, with a focus on the development of models for outbreak prediction, risk assessment, and optimizing resource allocation. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modelling, network modelling, data visualization, and ecological modelling. Previous experience working on epidemiological applications is highly desired; applicants with experience in modelling vector-borne diseases will be prioritized. A high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills (in English) is also required.

If you are interested in this position or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Lauren Gardner: l.gardner@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Submit your application through www.jobs.unsw.edu.au

Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Applications close: Midnight, Friday 1 September 2017 (AEST)  

 

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Transport Engineering

Date: 10/04/2017  Ref. 58187

This is a joint appointment in the Schools of Computer Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. The appointee will be involved in the UNSW Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) and will collaborate on joint research projects with academic and student members of the Centre.

rCITI is building capacity in Transport integrated systems with a focus that could include estimation of distributed parameter systems, cyberphysical systems monitoring, the use of wireless sensor networks for vehicular/traveller communication, behavioural urban informatics, city logistics and smart cities, data analytics, machine learning and data mining, particularly as they apply to transport and analysis of complex networks. The successful applicant will have expertise in one or more of these fields, or a related area, with a focus on collaborative research in the discipline of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and will contribute to research, teaching and administration in both Schools.

The appointment would be:

  • at level B ($101k - $119K per annum), level C ($123k - $141k per annum) or level D ($147k - $162k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,
  • full time,
  • to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period of 5 years, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to conduct high impact research in the area of transport engineering, deliver outstanding teaching and student experience with contributions across both Schools, build industry engagement and contribute significantly to the leadership, service and engagement missions of the Schools and Faculty.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in transport engineering, computer science and engineering or a related field
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in research with international impact
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The ability to actively engage with industry and the community

Candidates who are able to contribute to teaching and program development broadly across the disciplines of both Schools would be highly regarded.

UNSW Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Applicants from industry and professional backgrounds are especially welcome and should demonstrate their equivalent level of standing as demonstrated by professional experience.

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.

How to apply

Submit your application through www.jobs.unsw.edu.au

Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Travis Waller, Director rCITI:

E: s.waller@unsw.edu.au

T: +61 9385 5721

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 28 May 2017 (AEST) [CLOSED]

 

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