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PhD Scholarship: Towards safely managed water services for vulnerable populations in Asia-Pacific: Exploring equity implications of self-supply in Indonesia and Vanuatu
The Institute for Sustainable Futures is seeking applications for one PhD student to research the equity implications of self-supplied water services in urban Indonesia and rural Vanuatu. Self-supplied water services are those which are managed, owned and invested in by individual households. The research will apply both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand equity implications of self-supply, particularly in relation to the poorest households. This PhD forms part of the DFAT Water for Women Water Research Awards study (2019-2021) ‘Transitioning to safely-managed water services in urban Indonesia and climate-affected Vanuatu’. The PhD will involve significant fieldwork in urban areas of Indonesia and/or remote islands in Vanuatu.
We are seeking a PhD student with an interest in understanding equity aspects of water service delivery and international development. The successful candidate will be comfortable using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and working with cross-cultural teams in developing country contexts.
You will have an interest in working across disciplines and contributing as part of a wider research team towards development of rigorous evidence and its practical application. Ideally you will have experience or interest in one or more of the following topics: water supply in low- or middle-income country contexts (e.g. water quality, operation and maintenance, financing, water resources), analysis of welfare/poverty and gender issues, quantitative methods (e.g. advanced statistics), and qualitative research methodologies.
Closing Date: 14th July 2019
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The Institute for Sustainable Futures are pleased to announce that we are seeking applications for one PhD student to join our Joint PhD program with the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB): ‘Transport service towards 2050: shaping an innovative mobility paradigm’.
We are seeking a PhD student with an interest in articulating the features of a newly emerging user focussed mobility paradigm – or practitioner mind-set – that we call ‘Service Engineering’. The focus of this PhD is to investigate approaches to integrating sensitivity to a spectrum of passenger needs and experiences in the operational tools used to manage congested public transport environments.
The successful candidate will be comfortable using a mix of methods that are appropriate to incorporating user perspectives. You will have an interest in improving mobility experience for all passengers in congested public transport systems. We welcome applicants from any discipline but especially welcome those with a person-centred focus to complex urban systems, such as sociology, human factors, health, design, education and urban planning.
A joint PhD program is one where candidates undertake a jointly supervised program between two universities. Candidates are enrolled in a primary institution, in this case UTS, and complete their first year requirements ahead of going to the secondary institution TUB for a minimum of one year. The candidate completes one thesis in English and undergoes a single examination process agreed by both institutions. At completion of the doctoral assessment process, candidates receive one testamur from their home institution.
This PhD opportunity is only available to Australian domestic students (i.e. students who do not require a visa). The successful candidate with not have to pay course fees and will receive a living stipend of $27,082 pa for full-time study (indexes annually).