[AISWorld] PhD scholarship in Information Systems at The University of Sydney Business School

Kai Riemer K.Riemer at econ.usyd.edu.au
Wed Jul 8 19:03:19 EDT 2015


I’d like to bring to your attention an exciting PhD scholarship position in our group. May I kindly ask you to forward this email to any interested students of yours?

Ripple Effect Group and The University of Sydney Business School Postgraduate Scholarship on Social Technology at Work

The University of Sydney Business School and Ripple Effect Group Asia Pacific are in collaboration offering a PhD scholarship to work on a joint PhD project in the fields of workplace application of social technologies and the future of work. The candidate will be based in the Discipline of Business Information Systems (BIS) within the University of Sydney Business School. The BIS discipline forms a regional hub that is internationally recognised for its innovative business education, industry engagement, and high-impact research. Colleagues in the discipline share a passion for genuine collaboration with the business community through qualitative, interpretive approaches to investigating a wide range of phenomena of organising with IT. (see online: http://sydney.edu.au/business/information_systems).

Driven by the emergence and proliferation of new social and digital technologies, the organisation of work is undergoing significant changes. While often perceived as disruptive, social technologies offer many opportunities to explore fruitful changes to the ways in which work is organised, in particular in knowledge-intensive professions and innovation processes. Ripple Effect Group is an independent consulting group that helps to design informed and effective ways to connect people through technology. Their methodological approach is underpinned by user experience design and the application of design thinking in organisational contexts. In addition to its financial backing, Ripple Effect Group is keen to support the project through access to its ongoing client projects, industry insights, expertise, data and contacts as well as guidance from senior management.

The scholarship is for a research student interested in topic areas such as enterprise social networking and new ways of knowledge working; the role of digital capabilities and skills, networks, crowdsourcing and community-building in the organisation of work; knowledge management in the age of social media and bring-your-own device (BYOD) environments; mobile, flexible and activity-based work; organisational responsiveness and employee empowerment.

The applicant should have a strong Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters-level degree. Although any disciplinary background is in principal acceptable for this scholarship, we encourage applications from graduates in Information Systems, organisation studies, management, humanities and communication studies. The research work will require skills in interpretivist research approaches, case study research, and qualitative data analysis methods. Candidates will receive research training through the Business School’s research training program.

The successful applicant will also need to meet the academic entry requirements and follow the procedures for enrolment in the University of Sydney Business School Higher degree by Research program (http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/research/entry_requirements). Candidates must commence by March 2016 (Research Period 2). The award cannot be deferred.

The scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international candidates although exceptional international applicants will be considered for a Fee Award Scholarship. There are also additional funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the PhD program. The BIS discipline offers further opportunities to engage in paid tutorial work with graduate students and research assistant work with academics in the BIS discipline.

For further information, contact Associate Professor Kai Riemer on +61 2 9053 9036 or e-mail kai.riemer at sydney.edu.au<mailto:kai.riemer at sydney.edu.au>.

Applications should be emailed directly to Associate Professor Kai Riemer by 5pm Friday 4th September, 2015.

To apply, please include: 1) Academic transcripts, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Details of two academic referees familiar with your studies, and 4) A cover letter indicating your interests in this research area and why you consider yourself suitable for the scholarship.

This information is also available only: http://agile2.ucc.usyd.edu.au/ro/opportunities/scholarships/1620

With best regards
Kai Riemer

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