9 PhD studentships (2012/2013) in the Department of Politics & International Relations of the University of Leicester
As part of its vision to promote further its research culture and environment, the Department of Politics and International Relations is pleased to offer 6 funded studentships for October 2012 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme and 3 for joint study with the Departments of Economics, Media and Communications and Sociology.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
2 PhD studentships fully funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant Democratic Responsiveness in Comparative Perspective: How Do Democratic Governments Respond to Different Expressions of Public Opinion? (RESPONSIVEGOV), led by Dr Laura Morales. The successful applicants will be expected to undertake their theses within the scope of the project and to assist in data collection tasks that will also form the basis of their own theses. As such the students will be expected to undertake a comparative study of 2-4 western democracies covered by the project. More information and applications on:
1 PhD studentship jointly with the third sector organization Centre for Animals and Social Justice (CASJ) that will pay full-time UK/EU fees plus stipend and a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) for three years. We are wishing to fund PhD research in the field of the political representation of non-human animals. Under the supervision of Prof. Robert Garner, the PhD project may adopt one of two broad starting points: (1) a normative/theoretical approach that develops a theory of justice for animals, or (2) an empirical public policy-based approach that applies a theoretical framework such as policy network or discourse analysis to a specific animal welfare-related policy area and/or issue. More information and applications on: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/politics/postgraduate/studentships-2012-13
1 PhD studentship jointly with the Department of Economics in the area of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties that will pay full-time UK/EU fees plus stipend and RTSG for three years. We seek excellent students with training both in economics and politics, and with an interest (as indicated by their Masters’ degree and dissertation) in the areas of elections, parties and public opinion. We invite candidates to outline their own personal research proposal in one of the following lines of research: (1) elections and party competition, (2) party/governmental ideology and policy formulation, (3) citizens' attitudes and policy preferences. More information and applications on: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/elections
1 Graduate Research Assistantship for PhD study jointly with the Department of Media and Communications to study Conceptions of Fairness in Debates on Social Justice that will pay full-time UK/EU fees plus stipend, RTSG and GRA for four years. We seek excellent students with interests in ethics and public policy, with a focus on theoretical and/or empirical debates on social justice, to undertake doctoral research under the joint supervision of Prof Peter Lunt (Media) and Dr Philip Cook (Politics). The successful candidate will provide research assistance on the project ‘Fair’s Fair? Disentangling Conceptions of Fairness in Debates on Social Justice’. More information and applications on: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/politics/postgraduate/studentships-2012-13
1 PhD studentship jointly with the Department of Sociology on Migration, public policy and participation that will pay full-time UK/EU fees plus annual maintenance grant for three years. The primary affiliation of the student will be with the Department of Sociology, but will be jointly supervised by academics in both departments. More information on: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/migration
3 Graduate Teaching Assistantships for PhD study that will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant. Approximately 80% of the time will be spent on doctoral research and 20% on GTA responsibilities. We welcome applications in all areas of research compatible with the research interests of our staff, but we particularly welcome applications in the areas were our teaching needs are more pressing: Political Theory, Intelligence and Security Studies, Ethics and Public Policy, Strategic Studies, Human Rights and Global Ethics. More information and applications on: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/politics
Deadlines for applications: The studentships will remain open until filled, but a first round of reviews of applications will be made the week commencing 21st May 2012, and prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by mid-night 20th May. Please submit your application as instructed in each of the websites.
See each website for information on contacts for informal enquiries.