PhD scholarship in graduate employability

The ‘Embedding Employability in the Curriculum Project’ is currently offering a three-year full-time PhD scholarship of interest for honours and masters students currently in the fields of Education, Management and Psychology. The scholarship offers full fees payment across three years of full-time PhD study and paid teaching assistance duties up to two days a week. It will commence early in 2017.

More about the project
The ‘Embedding Employability in the Curriculum Project’ is a collaborative effort between the University of Auckland, University of Otago and the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers. It aims to discover and disseminate pedagogies for embedding employability capabilities in advanced and research informed curricula. The project has the following objectives:

  • build understanding of effective curriculum based and co-curricula pedagogies for developing and evidencing employability attributes
  • build understanding of the mechanisms and assessment techniques for incorporating and recognising co-curricula, life and employment experiences within degree programmes
  • trial and evaluate effective practices across settings
  • build and disseminate a guiding framework and tools for lecturers, programme designers and leaders in learning and teaching

More about the scholarship experience
Supervised by Professor Susan Geertshuis in the University of Auckland, the successful scholarship candidate will complete a full-time doctoral project as part of the main research project. They will have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research including qualitative data collection, analysisand reporting.

Application process and deadlines
To apply for this scholarship, please email your CV and cover letter to Please confirm your eligibility to study for a PhD at the University of Auckland. Eligibility can be found on on the University of Auckland’s doctoral entry requirements page. Please detail your research experience in your application and include a copy of your academic transcript.

Applications are sought up to December 16. If a suitable candidate is not found, applications will re-open early in the new year.

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