Questions tagged [australia]

On standards or conventions specific to Australia's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or Europe.

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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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Would preaching in a church be advantageous for becoming a lecturer?

In general, the job of a lecturer (under Australian terminology- I think the terminology is different in America) can be divided up into two main areas of focus: research and teaching, with the latter ...
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In Australia, possibility of transfer from a fixed-term Lecturer to a continuing appointment [closed]

Recently I got a position as a 3-year fixed-term lecturer at an Australia university. I wonder if there is any possibility to transfer to permanent position? Or I would have a better chance if I apply ...
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What is the most likely cause of short, quick, and useless reviews? [closed]

My theoretical computer-science paper that I submitted to an Australian (i.e., located in Australia this year) B-level (according to http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks) DBLP-listed computer-science ...
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Can an international student manage his cost of living in Australia if his 4 years PhD tuition fee is waived off by the university?

I received an offer of admission from one of the Australian Universities in Perth. My supervisor recommended my application for tuition fee waive off scholarship and university has accepted that. I ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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What is a research assistant in the Australian system?

I've noticed postings for positions with the title “research assistant” from Australian universities. They require a PhD and are often (or exclusively) one-year contracts. Are these positions akin to ...
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Is there a professional etiquette regarding jackets in academia? [closed]

So, I’m sure we all know about the stereotype of the professor in the tweed jacket. Based on a cursory web search, it looks like the stereotype started because tweed was a relatively cheap but warm ...
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Is it polite to ask for your potential supervisors to help get the scholarship?

I am applying for a PhD at a new university. But my grade is a little off to the scholarship line. The student service told me that I may get a scholarship, but not for sure. Now I have found two ...
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Australia: Research and Abysmal Grades

I recently completed a 3 year bachelor degree in Computer Science at an Australian university. I graduated with a GPA which is roughly the equivalent of a “C” in the US. I only blame the grades on my ...
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Is recommendation a must for getting PhD admission in Australia

I am new to this community. The discussions here are interesting so I thought may be I can solve one of my queries regarding PhD admissions. I am in India and I have completed my post-graduation last ...
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Will my American GPA be 'transferred' to an Australian university?

I'm a first-year medical student within the United States considering a move to Australia. I am not looking at a "study abroad" or "foreign exchange student" type program. A direct move and goal to be ...
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Can Indian citizen apply for PhD in Computers in Australia at age of 45 and expect an admit? [duplicate]

I have 15 years of work-experience in computer science and wish to pursue PhD program in Computer Science. Can I expect universities to be responsive to 45 year old candidate?
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Can I use British English in an Australian conference paper?

I have written a peer-reviewed paper for an Australian academic conference. The reviews are favourable with a number of small and helpful suggestions. However, one reviewer has criticised the use of ...
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PhD intellectual property

The Australian government pays for the research study fees. Who will, in such case, have the intellectual property rights for the research: the PhD student or the university?
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How to get a tutoring position in Melbourne, Australia?

I'm starting my PhD in neuroscience next month at the University of Melbourne and I've been told that graduate research students often work part time as tutors. I've been trying to find this ...
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When was the Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy introduced in Australia?

Sounds like a simple question, but despite a few hours of searching, I couldn't find the answer. I would also like to know what qualification was required beforehand in order to work in that ...
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Must I admit having started (but not finished) an MS when applying for a competitive PhD position?

I spent almost two years in a chemistry master’s program. I did many lab rotations where I learned many techniques, and I even made progress on my master’s thesis (though I never defended). Ultimately,...
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Funding for applied mathematics postdoc - how does it work?

I am an applied mathematics Ph.D. student at the end of my Ph.D., looking for postdoc opportunities. My strategy has been to apply for different positions that are already funded. Now I am thinking ...
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Practicality of attaining a law degree despite difficulty remembering facts?

I am > 40 years old and have been heavily involved in IT for my adult life. 20-25 years ago I successfully studied 2 years of Information Technology at a polytechnic (I've always been good with ...
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What is a tutor in Australia (UniMelb)? Is it like a TA? What are the responsibilities?

I will be starting my PhD at University of Melbourne this October and I have questions about the tutor position. Is this like a teaching assistant (TA) position in other university systems? What does ...
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Redoing my bachelor’s degree for general specialisation and better GPA [closed]

I completed my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, in Computing Information Systems (IS) and in Information Technology (IT), respectively, at a university in Australia four years ago. Both degrees ...
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What does “PI” mean in Australia?

In the United States a "PI" is a principal investigator. This is someone who leads grant applications. What does "PI" mean in Australia?
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(Australia) Conjoint senior lecturer? Do they teach?

In Australia, I see many non-university researchers (e.g. CSIRO postdocs) have a title of "conjoint lecturer" from a reputable university. Do they teach? Do they receive salary from the university? ...
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As an American considering a post-doc in Australia, how does superannuation affect me? [closed]

I have been offered a temporary (3 years) post doc in Australia with a salary and superannuation. As an American, Can I access this money? Is there a penalty? Can I transfer it to a tax-...
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Would an MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) from India be adequate for a research position in Australia?

I’ve earned an MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) in public-health dentistry in India. My thesis and other research projects focused on developing a module for dental students on tobacco cessation ...
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“scholarly activities” vs. “research activities” in Australia for the purpose of applying to a lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science (CS), what are "research activities" and "scholarly activies", and how do they differ? The applicant is asked to ...
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“Contribution to technical achievement” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "contribution to technical achievement"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but ...
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“Professional contribution” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "professional contribution"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but seems to me ...
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Lecturer in Australia - response to selection criteria

I am applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science. The application process asks for "a statement addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description". An ...
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Advice on getting a Ph.D with scholarship in Australia (Neuroscience) [duplicate]

I intend to write to potential supervisors soon and I had a few questions. I am currently in my second year of Masters of Neuroscience (In France, I'm Indian) and won’t finish until June 2018. I see ...
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What differences should an early career UK academic expect when moving to Australia (e.g., research culture, funding opportunities)?

I'm currently a Lecturer in Computer Science at a (medium ranked) institution in the UK and I've been given the opportunity to join one of the (top ranked) universities in Australia. While I do ...
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What are “Numerically Weighted Transcripts”?

I was reading about a postgraduate scholarship. As part of application for the scholarship, a "numerically weighted" transcript is required. This is what my B.S. trancript looks like: (A part of my ...
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Is it okay to scan a book (that I own) strictly for personal use?

I have a physical book from an Australian publisher which is nearly a thousand pages long, so it's quite hard to carry around with me. It is a book of worked solutions for a math textbook. It has no ...
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Should I tell my tertiary education provider about my autism and ADHD diagnosis?

I have high functioning autism / aspergers syndrome comorbid with ADHD. During highschool I went undiagnosed, but always suspected I was autistic. I had a few Dr's comment but I didn't really agree ...
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What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it? (USA)

What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it (USA)? Is this equivalent to First Class Honors in Australia? What is the equivalent of an Australian University medal in the USA?
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Is it inappropriate to ask for a salary specification when interviewing for a postdoc position?

I am in the last year of my PhD (neuroscience/biomed research) in Italy and I have applied for an interesting postdoc position in Perth, Australia, at a neuroscience research centre affiliated with ...
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What is the equivalent of an Australian or New Zealand honours thesis in British universities?

Although it is somewhat discipline specific, in Australia, to receive honours for a bachelors degree, a student must undertake an additional, optional year of fulltime study, turning a three year ...
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If I get selected for a diploma in Australia from a recognized University, can I use it to get an education visa? [closed]

I am from Pakistan. I want to move to Australia. One way to get points is to have an Australian diploma. I want to know if I am selected for a diploma from a recognized University in Austrlia, are ...
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As an Australian student who wants to end up in academia, should I do a PhD or postdoc somewhere other than Australia?

I'm a second year undergraduate psychology student in Australia. As a mature-age student, I have a very clear focus in that, I'd like to transition from my undergraduate degree to a PhD, post doc and ...
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Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for overseas applicants

I am currently a visiting assistant professor in Computer Science in the United States. I was wondering If there are any avenues (ARC programs) for someone like me to apply for research grants in ...
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At which level (D or E) should I apply for an advertised faculty position in Australia?

I am putting together an application for an academic position that has been advertised as either level D or E at an Australian university (equivalent to full professor or chair professor in the US). ...
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Restrictions for a full scholarship holder in Australia (applying working Visa after studies, full time work for spouse) [closed]

I am a B.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) degree holder with a 1st class, GPA – 3.82. I plan to apply for a full scholarship/full funding (MSc or PHD) in Australia. I know that 20 hours/week is the ...
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How to refer to a Research Training Scheme Place for PhD study as an achievement

In Australia, students pursuing higher studies (typically a PhD) can complete it on a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. The RTS is funded by the federal government (see here) but it is up to each ...
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GPA is slightly below what's required for conditional admissions offer, what are my options? [closed]

I've received a conditional offer from Australia National University (ANU). To accept this offer I must have an average of 85% in my current undergraduate program, but I found that my final average is ...
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What is the timeline for academic job postings in the humanities in Australia?

What is the timeline for the humanities (specifically literature) job search in Australia? In the US, jobs begin to be posted in September. Any advice for a US candidate looking for a level B (...
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Do I have to pay back an Australian IPRS Scholarship, if I decide to quit my PhD?

I am currently in an application process for a PhD position in Australia and my advisors said that I might be eligible for an IPRS Scholarship. Obviously this is a great opportunity, but at the same ...
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Can an international PhD Student in Australia make a living with an APA scholarship and 8 hours teaching work per week?

My "problem": I am from Austria and currently in the process of applying for a PhD position in Brisbane, Australia. My supervisors said that I might be eligible for an APA (Australian Postgraduate ...
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As an Australian student with a UK citizenship, can I study in the UK? [closed]

Disclaimer: I wasn't sure where to post this but I thought this was as good a place as any so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a high school student in Queensland, Australia studying for a ...