This post is part of the project, The Value of Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Nature, Meaning and Role of Affective Experience.
Based in the University of Glasgow (Philosophy, School of Humanities), the project runs from 1 September 2013 to 31 May 2016. It will involve six workshops, three conferences, and various research outputs. Dr David Bain and Dr Michael Brady are its Principal Investigators (PIs).
The post is full-time and the post-holder/student will:
(i) help administer the project, in particular playing a role in organising the workshops and conference and in maintaining the project website and blog, and
The award is a fully-funded PhD studentship for 3 years full-time. For 2013-14, the studentship will total £19,602. It will continue at a similar level in each of the remaining two years and will cover Home/EU fees (£3,900 pa) plus maintenance.
The studentship is open to UK and International students with a good first degree in any subject and a Master’s in Philosophy or a project-related subject (UK 1st or 2:1, US 3.4 GPA or higher for first degree; Distinction or Merit or equivalent for Master’s) and with evidence of ability to produce research in areas relevant to the project’s themes.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The post holder’s principal duties and responsibilities are:
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12 July 2013. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 24 July 2013.
CVCovering letter describing in detail your interest in and suitability for undertaking this projectAn example of scholarly work up to 4000 words in length (e.g. coursework essay, or a dissertation chapter)Degree transcripts (this may be an interim transcript if you are still studying)2 academic references (these may be sent directly from your referees if they would prefer)Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Suffering Project Application.’
For more information about the project please visit here or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.