PhD Scholarship in Criminology at University of Queensland, Australia

This is a scholarship to undertake a PhD working on a larger project to develop an increased understanding of prejudice motivated crimes and incidents across key populations using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The research team – based at The University of Queensland, Monash University and the University of Sydney – comprises experts in the field of ethnicity, social exclusion, policing and crime. The successful applicant will work directly with Dr. Rebecca Wickes and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle at the Institute for Social Science Research on the St. Lucia campus at The University of Queensland. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work on the project with the research team but also to progress his or her own research agenda within it. This PhD opportunity will require some travel to Melbourne, Victoria, for fieldwork.

Candidates should have a class I or IIa Honours (or equivalent postgraduate qualification) in Criminology or in a relevant social science such as Sociology or Political Science or a behavioral science (e.g. Psychology). The successful applicant must have knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods, high levels of computer proficiency, including some competency in data analysis programs, and excellent written communication including report writing skills. The successful applicant must have the ability to work under pressure, exercise initiative and judgment, establish priorities to meet deadlines and be able to work independently. Experience with working with victims of crime or other vulnerable groups and evidence of an emerging publication profile is also desirable.

Scholarship Deadline: 2 Nov 2011

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