Funded PhD Studentships in the Origins and Spread of Spiritual Beliefs

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Brunel University London

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Funded PhD Studentships within the Origins and Unfold of Non secular Beliefs

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Brunel College London

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Based mostly within the School of Well being, Medication and Life Sciences and co-funded by the “Spirits and Sources” Templeton Basis Analysis Grant, this studentship gives a full-time annual London price stipend estimated at £20,662 plus Residence/EU tuition charges, for a most of 36 months.The Division of Life Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award and is dedicated to equality of alternative and advancing ladies’s careers.The beginning date will likely be 01 October 2024.School / DirectorateSchool of Well being, Medication & Life SciencesDivisionDivision of Life SciencesPosted Date19/02/2024Closing Date01/04/2024Ref No4296School of Well being, Medication and Life SciencesFunded PhD Studentships within the Origins and Unfold of Non secular BeliefsUndertaking description: The Centre for Tradition and Evolution at Brunel College London is providing 1 funded PhD studentship to check the origins and unfold of religious beliefs. Human cultural capacities are uniquely expressed in religious perception, follow, and neighborhood. Our mission applies cultural evolutionary idea (e.g., The Secret of Our Success, Henrich, 2017) to check how religious however not non secular (SBNR) practitioners search and construct religious neighborhood, and the way these communities form the educational of recent beliefs. Our mission combines sturdy quantitative strategies with context-rich observations and interviews, whereas partaking with members and neighborhood teams to listen to what our findings imply to them. We are going to take a look at predictions derived from cultural evolutionary idea by way of a case examine within the city of Glastonbury, England–a nexus of spirituality, house to various SBNR communities, and a vacation spot for 1000’s of religious pilgrims yearly.Based mostly within the School of Well being, Medication and Life Sciences and co-funded by the “Spirits and Sources” Templeton Basis Analysis Grant, this studentship gives a full-time annual London price stipend estimated at £20,662 plus Residence/EU tuition charges, for a most of 36 months.The Division of Life Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award and is dedicated to equality of alternative and advancing ladies’s careers.The beginning date will likely be 01 October 2024.OverviewThe PhD studentship will contain a mixed-methods strategy, together with fieldwork within the city of Glastonbury, England utilizing interview and observational strategies.The profitable candidate will likely be supervised by an skilled interdisciplinary group of researchers on the Centre for Tradition and Evolution, Brunel College, who will present full coaching for the analysis:– Dr Michelle A Kline (Precept Investigator), CCE, Brunel College London– Dr Aiyana Willard (Co-Precept Investigator), CCE, Brunel College London– Dr Lora Adair (Co-Investigator), CCE, Brunel College London– Dr Matthew Gervais (Co-Investigator), CCE, Brunel College LondonFor casual discussions, please contact Dr Lora Adair ([email protected]).EligibilityCandidates ought to have an undergraduate diploma (first or higher second class) or equal qualification in psychology, anthropology, sociology, non secular research/theology or a associated subject. A Masters qualification in a related space can be fascinating. Expertise in qualitative, quantitative, or blended strategies regarding social studying, non secular/religious perception, or associated cultural evolutionary analysis will likely be extremely valued. Candidates who haven’t been awarded a level by a College within the UK will likely be anticipated to display English language abilities to IELTS 7.0 (minimal 6.5 in any part). ApplyFor those who want to apply, please e-mail the next to [email protected] by 1st April 2024. Interviews will happen just about within the week of twenty second April 2024.

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A single-page A4 single-spaced private assertion describing why you’re a appropriate candidate (i.e. outlining your {qualifications} and abilities).
  • One instance of your educational writing (e.g. an essay, a piece from a dissertation).
  • A abstract of your instructing expertise or your willingness to help instructing actions.
  • Names and phone particulars for 2 educational referees.
  • A replica of your highest diploma certificates and transcript.
  • A replica of your English language qualification, the place relevant.

Brief-listed candidates will likely be required to attend an interview. Shortlisted candidates will likely be instructed to submit a proper on-line software by way of Admissions.For additional details about find out how to apply, please contact the School of Well being, Medication and Life Sciences Postgraduate Analysis Workplace on .

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Tue, 20 Feb 2024 23:02:00 GMT

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