SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS AND CULTURES/SCHOOL OF ARTS, HISTORIES AND CULTURES, University of Manchester (England)
Two Full PhD Studentships in Ancient Jewish Literature
Applications are invited for two PhD Studentships, funded by the AHRC as part of the project Typology of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Jewish Literature in Antiquity, c. 200 BCE to c. 700 CE at Manchester University. Applicants should hold a first-class or good upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and have completed/are completing a Masters degree (or equivalent).
One PhD will address questions regarding the genre, coherence and argument in a rabbinic text, the other in a non-rabbinic Jewish text. The supervisors are Prof. A. Samely and Prof. P. S. Alexander, respectively.
Details of the PhD projects are available from: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/
The AHRC covers fees and subsistence (the latter at c. £12,600 p.a.) for 3 years. For full grants (fees plus maintenance) there is a prior 3-year UK residence requirement, the details of which are in the AHRC Guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/apply/postgrad/doctoral_awards_scheme.asp. Candidates not eligible for full grants may apply for fees-only awards.
The closing date is 30 September 2007 (successful candidates to register from January 2008).
Informal inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Prof. A. Samely
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
University of Manchester