Macquarie University, MQ Research (postdoctoral) Fellowships

By The GPDH Editors | April 8, 2013

The Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, encourages outstanding scholars to apply for MQ Research (postdoctoral) Fellowships. In applying for an MQRF, applicants need to identify how their research would mesh with one of the Department’s five areas of research excellence:

  • Asia and Pacific Studies
  • Cultural Inquiry and Cultural History
  • Music and Sound Cultures
  • Network and Digital Cultures
  • Screen and Performance Cultures

The Faculty of Arts is also home to the Centre for Media History, which is run by MMCCS Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley: http://mq.edu.au/research/centres_and_groups/cmh/

MQRF applicants will also need to identify a sponsor in the Department whose research area of expertise aligns with the applicant’s proposed research project.

MQ Research Fellowships

The purpose of the Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRF) Scheme is to support researchers within three years of the award of their PhD who have an outstanding track record (relative to opportunity) or who show evidence of excellent research potential.  The Scheme provides an incubation period for early career researchers to allow them to increase their competitive edge in securing research funding from non-University sources.  In addition, the Scheme aims to enhance the research capabilities of existing and emerging areas of research concentration and excellence at the University.

Fellows will be appointed within points 6 to 8 of Level A of the Academic Salary Scale and adjusted in line with movements in this Scale. In addition, annual leave loading and 17% employer superannuation will be paid. Salaries top-ups above the range A6-A8 must be negotiated with the host Department.

The scheme will formally open, with guidelines, on 1 May.

However, given the intensely competitive nature of this scheme, there are earlier departmental and Faculty deadlines for Expressions of Interest. It would be appreciated if you would flag your interest in this scheme, by sending a par re the proposed project, and your CV, as soon as possible, to a member of MMCCS or

(Originally posted on April 7, 2013)