Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Call for Expressions of Interest at the Institute for Culture and Society

Call for Expressions of Interest: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award applications in Cultural and Social Research    INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND SOCIETY    The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) within the University of Western Sydney (UWS) was launched in 2012. ICS constitutes a major national and international Institute for the pursuit of engaged interdisciplinary cultural and social research. Rated 5 ("well above world standard") for Cultural Studies in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, the Institute coordinates interdisciplinary cultural research across the humanities and social sciences and connects Australian cultural and social research to relevant research overseas, particularly in Asia.    With the continuation of the Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme in 2013 (see the website: http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/decra.htm) and a University commitment of significant new funding, ICS is investing in leading cultural and social researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants up to 5 years post-PhD.    ICS's research program is currently organised into the following research groups:    Knowledge Practice Strands  1. Methods, Disciplines and Social Change  2. Digital Research and Cultural Transformation    Bridging Theme  1. Australian Cultural Fields    Culture and Society Research Themes  1. Intercultural Dialogue and Transnational Culture  2. Institutions, Governance, Citizenship  3. Cultural Economy and Globalisation  4. Heritage, Environment and Society  5. Cities and Urban Cultures    ICS researchers approach culture as a vital dimension of social, political, and economic life. Their practice-oriented, interdisciplinary research produces cutting-edge work in and across the fields of cultural studies, media studies, sociology, cultural and human geography, cultural economy, Asian studies, education studies, and museum and heritage studies. The Institute hosts UWS's role in the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.      Academic staff in the Institute include:    Distinguished Professor Ien Ang (Director)  Professor Tony Bennett (Research Director)  Professor Kay Anderson  Professor Bob Hodge  Professor Donald McNeill  Professor Brett Neilson  Professor Ned Rossiter  Professor David Rowe  Professor Deborah Stevenson  Professor Stephen Tomsen  A/Professor Greg Noble (Director of Higher Degree Research)  A/Professor Robyn Bushell  A/Professor Hart Cohen  A/Professor Kaye Shumack  A/Professor Judith Snodgrass  Dr Fiona Cameron  Dr Philippa Collin  Dr Julie Thorpe  Dr Sonja Van Wichelen  Dr Tim Winter  Dr James Arvanitakis  Dr Gabriela Coronado  Dr George Morgan  Dr Juan Salazar  Dr Russell Staiff  Dr Amanda Third  Dr Emma Waterton  Dr Megan Watkins        EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST    ICS will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these fit closely with one or more aspects of its research program. Please consult the Institute's website (http://uws.edu.au/ics) for further details of the Institute's research program.    Please note that applicants seeking the endorsement of ICS need to complete an Expression of Interest form. These are available from UWS Senior Project Development Manager Annette McLaren (a.mclaren@uws.edu.au), and should be returned to her by 9am Australian Eastern Seaboard time on 10 December 2012.    Prospective applicants are advised to email a brief (1 paragraph) outline of their proposal and their current CV to Annette McLaren when requesting the Expression of Interest form for guidance regarding the fit between their proposed project and the Institute's research, and the levels of research performance that applicants will need to demonstrate.        

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