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Location Monash University, Faculty of Art & Design

PhD in Architecture - Revitalisation of Informal Settlements and their Environment (RISE)

Faculty / Portfolio:    Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Location:                    Caulfield campus, Monash University

Supervisor:                Professor Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Professor, Department of Architecture

Remuneration:          The successful applicant will receive a MADA Research Living Allowance. Current value: $26,682 p.a. 2017 full-time rate (tax-free stipend); (indexed plus allowances as per RTP/MGE stipend conditions:

The Opportunity

A PhD candidate is being sought in Architecture for research into the
project Revitalisation of Informal Settlements and their Environment (RISE) under the Wellcome Trust's "Our Planet Our Health" program and in partnership with the Asian Development Bank.

The successful candidate will be part of a 3-year interdisciplinary research project on architecture design research, examining the issues and processes involved in delivering multi-disciplinary, best-practice Water Sensitive Urban Design and Architecture outcomes in informal settlements in developing cities.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the project, which includes engineers, sociologists, architects, economists, public health experts and microbiologists, we are seeking applications from candidates from varied backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, planning and urban design. Depending on the nature of the proposal, supervision teams may include academics from different disciplines and partner institutions.

For more information about the project please go to:

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic and practice track record in Architecture.

Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in MADA are available at,-design-and-architecture-1322#overview-1

Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements, which include English-language skills. Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus.

Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by 1 July, 2017.


Enquiries concerning this opportunity should be directed to Professor Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Department of Architecture Monash University, +61 3 9903 4138 or

Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

  • The completed HDR Expression of Interest Form (DOCX, 842 KB)
  • Evidence of academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only)
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works
  • A research proposal
  • Folio.

Research proposal, Folio and CV guidelines can be found at:

EOIs must be sent in the form of a single attachment to an e-mail, to

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing date for receipt of EOI's:

Sunday 7 May 2017, 11.55 pm AEST

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