Fully Funded PhD Position in Philosophy Erc Starting Grant Project Better Understanding The Metaphysics of Pregnancy

A new PhD position in life sciences is available at University of Southampton. The initial contract for this position is three years. Candidates are welcome before August 13, 2019.

Fully Funded* PhD position in Philosophy, starting 1 October 2019, in association with Elselijn Kingma'sERC Starting Grant Project "Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy"

The University of Southampton invites applications for one fully-funded*,three-year PhD position in Philosophy, in the context of Elselijn Kingma's ERC Project "Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy"(BUMP). The primary research areas of the project are metaphysics, philosophy of the life sciences, and certain areas of ethics, but students are welcome to propose any project, in any area, that falls within the remit of the project, broadly construed. The successful candidate will join a lively and collegiate research group, presently comprising two PhD students and four Postdocs, in addition to Dr Kingma.

The PhD will be registered at Southampton under the primary supervision of Elselijn Kingma; a second supervisor will be chosen from the Southampton philosophy staff. (see staff list. Southampton is an active and large research department with a flourishing postgraduate community and particular expertise in the philosophy of pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. The 'BUMP' research group, of which the PhD-candidate will be a member, provides a happy, productive and welcoming research environment. The group meets every week during term for a reading group and work in progress session.

The PhD is tenable for a maximum of three years. It is envisaged that the student will commence 1st October 2019, at an annual maintenance stipend of 15,009. Fees, at the UK/EU rate, will also be covered. The candidate will also have access to generous additional funding for conference travel and other research activities - e.g. workshop organization - on an as needed basis and within the remit of the project, subject to approval by Dr Kingma.

The PhD candidate will be expected to

For further details or questions, please contact: Elselijn Kingma (e.m.kingma@soton.ac.uk).

Eligibility: this scholarship is open to UK and EU nationals. Overseas candidates may also apply, but will have to find other funds to pay the differential between home and overseas fees, and provide evidence of their ability to do so.

Entryrequirements: The minimum of a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters in a relevant discipline.

Please email Tracey Storey (T. P. Storey@soton. ac.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for a SKYPE interview, provisionally scheduled for Friday 23rd of August.

A project description and short and long versions of the project proposal are available here:http://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/research/projects/bump.page#project_overview

The long version of the proposal includes two examples of PhD projects (p10). Candidates may use these as the basis for their research proposal, but should not feel constrained by them. Any proposal within the remit of the project, broadly construed, will receive full and equal consideration.

Deadline: August 13, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/yyujmwa7

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