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Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University
|Job category||Graduate Fellowship / Fixed term|
|AOS||Social sciences and medical humanities|
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
Social and Political Philosophy
|Location||Durham, England, United Kingdom|
|Application deadline||Wednesday, November 21 2012 (local time)|
|Start date||January 2013|
A fully funded three-year doctoral studentship commencing in January 2013 (providing a £13590 tax-free stipend p.a. plus payment of full-time tuition fees at home/EU rate), is available to work with Dr Felicity Callard (Department of Geography/Centre for Medical Humanities) and members of the Hearing the Voice project team.
Proposals are invited for a doctoral studentship which combines the social sciences and medical humanities. The studentship is associated with a three-year research project entitled "Hearing the Voice", which is supported by a Strategic Award in the Medical Humanities from the Wellcome Trust [http://hearingthevoice.org/]. The project will investigate the phenomenon of voice-hearing (hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker). Usually interpreted as a sign of severe mental illness, voice-hearing figures in the experience of a wide range of people, including many who do not seek psychiatric help. The project aims to achieve the fullest possible account of this experience by examining it from a range of perspectives including philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry and the medical humanities. The project involves researchers from all three faculties of Durham University, along with clinicians, academics and experts-by-experience from national and international partner institutions.
Applicants are invited to submit interdisciplinary proposals addressing voice-hearing that fall within or across the following domains: cultural and/or health geography; critical and cultural studies; medical humanities; qualitative health research; critical neuroscience; literary studies; and philosophy.
The successful candidate will also join the interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project team, attending fortnightly meetings and participating in academic workshops, conferences and other project events. In addition, s/he will be a member of the inter-disciplinary and cross-faculty Centre for Medical Humanities [http://www.dur.ac.uk/cahhm/]. The research training and PhD registration will be through the Department of Geography, one of the leading centres of geographical scholarship in the world and ranked joint first nationally in the 2008 Research Assessment. Our aim is to create and sustain a world class research and teaching environment with top class laboratories and IT facilities in a supportive and collegial atmosphere [http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/].
Applications are welcome from candidates with a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and preferably a postgraduate MA/MSc that relates to the proposed topic. Please note that only EU and UK citizens are eligible. We welcome applications from people who are experts-by-experience.
How to apply
To apply for this studentship you must submit all the following documents to the email address below by the due date:
Fully-completed applications must be submitted to geog.pgadmissions[at]durham.ac.uk by 1pm on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at the latest.
The selection process will take place during the week following the application deadline and we expect to be able to notify candidates shortlisted for interview by Friday 30 November 2012. Interviews will be held on Friday 7 December 2012.
Informal enquiries are welcome - for further details please contact the email address below. For further information please see: http://tinyurl.com/csq6q92
|Time created||Tuesday, November 6 2012, 8:58pm|
|Last updated||Sunday, November 11 2012, 9:05pm|
|Contact name||Dr Felicity Callard|
|Web address for more information||http://hearingthevoice.org/|