The FIRN PhD Job Market initiative seeks to connect job market ready PhD students to recruiting institutions across the region.  The program:

  • allows potential employers to begin conversations with candidates before positions are formally listed.
  • offers a one-stop gateway for both PhD candidates on the job market and recruitment teams looking for new hires.
  • offers PhD candidates a better sense of local demand for their skills and the opportunity to tailor applications accordingly.
  • offers a regional approach to the recruitment process which could save money and time for recruitment teams. FIRN aims to help promote new hire opportunities at institutions across Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and Asia.
  • offers a standing invitation to regional institutions to attend the FIRN annual meetings and use this opportunity as a local meeting opportunity for recruitment teams and institutional representatives.
  • The FIRN annual meetings are scheduled the second week in November yearly which sits well within the recruitment calendar as it is after the FMA and before the AFA meetings thus may help eliminate excess time and travel costs for candidates within the region.

PhD students who wish to submit to the Job Market must first get approval from their Supervisor or Panel Chair before submitting their CV.  FIRN will again run a Job Market in 2020, however due to COVID-19 this will be a virtual presentation series. More details will be available shortly.

For more information for candidates or recruiting institutions on the 2020 FIRN Job Market please email FIRN at: