[ASC-list] Adelaide - PhD opportunity in social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries

Heather Bray heather.bray at adelaide.edu.au
Fri Sep 20 02:06:18 UTC 2013

Dear ASC

We have an opportunity for an interdisciplinary PhD within our group at the University of Adelaide – social science, public understanding of science, animal science.

Please feel free to circulate within your networks.

Getting to the meat of the matter: social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide welcomes applications for higher degree (PhD) scholarships in all disciplines.

A particular opportunity exists in conjunction with a current Australian Research Council Linkage-funded project entitled Getting to the meat of the matter: social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries under the supervision of A/Prof Rachel A. Ankeny in History & Politics and Food Studies.

The PhD research will form part of a larger project examining the social and economic impacts of consumer views on and understandings of animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries. It also aims to identify current and future exposure points from paddock to plate and provide models for initiating and maintaining more productive dialogue between consumers, retailers, and producers about values associated with animal welfare. It is expected that the PhD student’s project will focus on the social science aspects of this project, and s/he will negotiate a specific topic in consultation with the project team.

The ideal applicant will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline, such as rural sociology, food studies, public understanding of science, or environmental studies, as well as a good working understanding of basic science associated with animal welfare, or else a background in veterinary or animal science, or agricultural studies with some experience or knowledge of relevant social science techniques including both qualitative and quantitative methods.

For more information on this project, please contact: rachel.ankeny at adelaide.edu.au<mailto:rachel.ankeny at adelaide.edu.au>.  Eligibility: applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia by the closing date of 31 October 2013. Stipend: $24,653 per annum (2013 rate), indexed annually. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
Apply at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/apply-now/

Dr Rachel A. Ankeny
Program Coordinator, Graduate Program in Food Studies
Associate Professor, School of History and Politics
Associate Dean/Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Adelaide
Napier Building
Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

voice: +61-8-8313-5570
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email: rachel.ankeny at adelaide.edu.au<mailto:rachel.ankeny at adelaide.edu.au>

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Dr Heather Bray

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