Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature
University of Exeter
This may be of interest to anyone with MA students working on graphic medicine topics who are looking to move into doctoral research:
The Department of English and Film, University of Exeter, is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship (starting in September 2018), to work on ‘Waiting Times’. The studentship will be based in the English Department and in Exeter’s new Wellcome Trust Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health. The research will be supervised by Prof Laura Salisbury.
For more details, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3021
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Waiting Times PhD Studentship – The Department of English and Film, University of Exeter Ref: 3021
About the award
The Department of English and Film, University of Exeter, is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship, (starting in September 2018), to work on ‘Waiting Times’. The studentship will be based in the English Department and in Exeter’s new Wellcome Trust Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health. The research will be supervised by Prof Laura Salisbury.
The Waiting Times project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Award held by Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London) and Prof Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter). Its remit is to investigate the relation between time and healthcare in the modern period. Spanning both Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, the project brings together an interdisciplinary team of eight researchers to investigate waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of healthcare in the current climate of ‘crisis’ in the health service.
Under supervision, the successful candidate will devise and undertake a literary and/or cultural historical analysis of contemporary ‘end of life’ narratives, paying particular attention to the relationship between time and care. There will also be the opportunity to take part in publicly-engaged research with our project partner, Hospiscare.
|Application deadline:||19th February 2018|
|Number of awards:||1|
|Value:||The studentship will consist of full payment of tuition fees at the full-time home/EU rate plus a studentship stipend, which will be £19,919 for the academic year 2018/19.|
|Duration of award:||per year|
|Contact: Prof Laura Salisburyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
How to apply
To apply, prospective students are strongly advised to make informal contact with Prof Laura Salisbury (email@example.com) prior to the deadline. To apply you must complete the online application form (via the ‘Apply now’ button above) where you must submit some personal details and upload a copy of your research proposal (click here for form) of 1000 – 2000 words, a full CV, transcripts, details of two referees and if relevant, proof of your English language proficiency, by 19 February 2018.
Please note that the research proposal should include:
• A clear statement of the research question (where relevant, justified by reference to the state of the field)
• A discussion of the methods to be used to carry out the research (including who the research participants will be)
• A consideration of whether and how the research will involve public engagement
• A time plan
You must also ensure that your referees email their references to the Postgraduate Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 February 2018. Please note that we will not be contacting referees to request references, you must arrange for them to be submitted to us by the deadline.
References should be submitted by your referees to us directly in the form of a letter. Referees must email their references to us from their institutional email accounts. We cannot accept references from personal/private email accounts, unless it is a scanned document on institutional headed paper and signed by the referee.
Please note that if you have already submitted references to support your application to one of our MPhil/PhD programmes you may re-use these to support your funding application. However, this is not automatic and you must email us email@example.com to confirm that we have two references on file to support your application, and to request that they be used to support your funding application.
All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.
For further information about PhD study in the Department of English and Film, seehttp://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/english/englishmphilphd/
For further information about the Waiting Times project, see: http://waitingtimes.exeter.ac.uk/
Enquiries can be made in writing to Laura Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.