PhD Position in Chemistry Education
Monash University
Australia

PhD position in Chemistry Education ( Multiple Opportunities ) 

 

Job No.: 601694

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time / Part-time

Duration: 3 years full time, 6 years part time

 

Remuneration: Successful applicants will receive $27,353 p.a. as a full-time stipend (pro-rata). Applications from exceptional candidates may be granted additional support for international tuition fees (tuition fees are not applicable to the following: Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents)

 

The Opportunity

A unique, exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and talented candidate(s) interested in undertaking a PhD in the field of chemistry education at Monash University. Please see the website for more details: https://www.monash.edu/science/schools/chemistry/postgraduate/scholarships

 

PhD projects

Impact of personalising student feedback through Learning Analytics

 

We are interested in using Learning Analytics to optimise student learning. Learning Analytics measure and process student data collected from Moodle (the University Learning Management System). This PhD project will investigate how these data allow us to personalise feedback to chemistry students, which is particularly difficult in large student cohorts. The project will evaluate how students respond to personalised feedback and develop methods to better support students throughout their degree programme. 

 

Raising sustainability awareness through systems thinking and context-based learning 

 

We aim to prepare undergraduate students to tackle global challenges confronting modern society. This PhD project will design and implement context-based learning activities at the university level to encourage students to make links between chemistry, the environment, and society. The project will use systems thinking to develop novel methods to help students to learn about fundamental chemistry concepts and relate the concepts to their everyday life, in particular changing their behaviour and actions that impact the environment. 

 

Applicants must have completed, or be soon to complete, a relevant chemistry degree (Honours/Master degree) at a high level (HD1 or 2.1 minimum or equivalent).

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong interest in chemistry education (higher education level), as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential. Evidence of data analysis and interpretation skills and experience with statistical analysis is desirable. 

 

Applicants will be considered if they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at http://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/eligibility2/eligibility/

 

Interested candidates that meet the requirements detailed in the previous link must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submit the following:

• Cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability (1 page maximum)

• Curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works (2 page maximum)

• Statement of University level academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation (including transcripts)

• Contact details of two academic referees and/or reference letters

• Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only) such as TOEFL or IETLS Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

 

Please forward your expression of interest with the above requirements to sara.kyne@monash.edu


Enquiries

Dr Sara Kyne, Lecturer, +61 3 9905 4555, sara.kyne@monash.edu


Closing date

Applications will be accepted until the project has been filled by a suitable candidate

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