[csaa-forum] Free Conference: Academia: A Scholarly Life: Exploring Academic Practice Conference

Amanda Third A.Third at uws.edu.au
Fri May 6 21:55:02 CST 2011



21 & 22 July 2011 FREE REGISTRATION

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Sydney, Australia

Welcome to the Academia: A Scholarly Life conference. Organised by the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and funded through a federal government grant, this conference aims to deliver you an insight into the excitement and fulfilment provided by a rewarding career in academia.

This conference will stimulate and support the development of academic practice and provide you with the opportunity to hear from a number of highly successful academics.

The conference program includes a number of opportunities to attend workshops on relevant themes and issues facing early career academics, structured in a way to allow for detailed analysis and discussion. The program also offers a rich array of expertise through keynote presentations and small group discussions from a number of the following distinguished academics, including Australian Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

• Professor Denise Bradley, Emeritus Professor

• Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University

• Professor Margaret Sheil, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Council

• Professor Janice Reid, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sydney

• Professor Atilla Brungs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), University of Technology Sydney

• Professor Graeme Hugo, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, The University of AdelaideACADEMIA: A SCHOLARLY LIFE


The conference aims to:

• showcase many of the exciting and rewarding careers available in academia

• showcase academia to late stage doctoral students and early career academics

• provide a forum for exploration and discussion of academic practice issues including: - transitioning from student to academic - transitioning from profession to academia - publishing as an early career academic

• provide an opportunity for collaboration on key areas of academic practice across Australian higher education institutions.

Who Should Attend:

Higher degree research students in doctorate or Masters Hons programs, post doctoral fellows who have recently completed their doctorate, and early to mid career academics.

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN: www.uws.edu.au/academia

As this is a federally funded conference, a limited number of free registrations are available. To apply for free registration please contact Sonya Cachia at s.cachia at uws.edu.au or phone (02) 9678 7461.


Visit the conference website to view the program at www.uws.edu.au/academia

Dr Amanda Third
Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Languages
Centre for Cultural Research
University of Western Sydney
ph: +61 2 9772 6028 (w) +61 420 36 47 58 (m)
email: a.third at uws.edu.au

- President, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
- Research Program Leader, Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing (YAW-CRC)

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