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Macquarie University Research (postdoctoral) Fellowship scheme opening soon

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will soon be offering up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2024. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2020 or submit their thesis on or before 16 August 2023 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

MQRF24 applicants must either reside in Australia and have appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2024 or they forfeit their MQRF

The Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature (MCCALL) is interested in the following research areas:

· Media and Communications: screen practice; social media and digital culture; media history; journalism and non-fiction writing; communications; cultural studies.
· Creative Arts: music and related technologies; music production; the singing voice; popular music; ethnomusicology; creative processes; sound; improvisation; performance; dance; circus, industry practices.
· Languages and Cultures: global literatures and cultures; language studies and applied linguistics; the role of languages in cultural identities, and their impact on linguistic and literary products in social life.
· Literature: medievalism; medieval and early modern literature; modernism; historical fiction; popular fiction; literary approaches to film and television; postcolonialism; Australian fiction.

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2024 round through MCCALL, please send the following to Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley and Associate Professor Paul Sheehan [b.foley@mq.edu.au and paul.sheehan@mq.edu.au] the following by 5pm AEDT Wednesday 29 March:

1.    Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description
2.    Name of potential sponsor in MCCALL. This can be discussed with Bridget and Paul.
3.    Your PhD conferral date (or thesis submission date if the PhD is not yet awarded).
4.    A copy of your CV as an attachment including a list of publications. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other (including creative works and non-traditional research outputs). Your CV should also briefly detail any career interruptions since the award of your PhD.

If MCCALL is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by Tuesday, 11 April. You will then also be required to supply a copy of your Australian residency document – passport or visa. Sponsored applicants will be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to Research Services by Wednesday, 26 April.