PhD Scholarships on Offer in Social Housing

Seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for two PhD scholarships to undertake an ethnographic study of two mixed tenure communities

The Unison Housing Research LaB (UHRL) is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, Victoria’s largest social housing provider. The LaB is situated in the Centre for Applied Social Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS). The LaB was established in 2017 and is funded for five years to undertake an innovative research program informed by the experiences of service users and providers.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a higher degree by research through Professor Guy Johnson and Dr Juliet Watson at the Unison Housing Research Lab, located in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.  We are offering a PhD scholarship to undertake a qualitative ethnographic study of two Unison mixed tenure sites in Melbourne. The key aim of the project is to reveal the mechanisms that contribute to successful (or otherwise) mixed tenure communities.

A stipend of $30,900 per annum pro rata (full time study) for three years will be awarded to successful recipients.

Expressions of interest should contain the following information

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree
  • A copy of any publications, thesis or other scholarly writing

Expressions of interest must be submitted by Friday April 20th 2018 to

For further information contact

Dr Juliet Watson,    03 9925 3477

Prof Guy Johnson,    03 9925 9893