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PhD Scholarship

Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Start date September 12, 2022
Job description

The University of Edinburgh and the British Board of Agrément are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, “The Epistemology of Construction Product Certification”. This is a fully funded PhD scholarship (tuition fees plus a stipend). The project will focus on two research questions:

  • How does product certification function as an epistemic practice, one that creates, curates and transmits safety-critical knowledge within the construction industry?
  • How can product certification, as an epistemic practice, be improved to enhance the safety and quality of the built environment?

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a strong PhD student to do serious research in philosophy while addressing critical, real-world challenges. Through significant engagement with a range of UK government, industry, third-sector, and public stakeholders, the PhD project will bring theoretical insight from philosophy to important practical issues concerning the quality, safety, durability and sustainability of the built environment. It will also provide unique training to the research student, positioning them to make further contributions at the interface of philosophy, industry, and government.

We warmly encourage applications from candidates with a strong background in philosophy and an interest in engaging with issues of contemporary social importance. We emphasise that candidates do not need to have any experience with the construction industry, product certification, or engineering, as the requisite knowledge of industry practice will be acquired through engagement with the British Board of Agrément.

Please see the website for full details. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/prospective/p...
Hard deadline June 5, 2022, 11:59pm BST
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Web address for more information https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/prospective/p...
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Scheduled expiry date June 5, 2022, 11:59pm BST
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