Thursday, 18 February 2010

University of Oxford Doctoral Studentship in Abrahamic Religions


The Oxford University Theology Faculty intends to offer a three-year studentship (up to £25,000 per annum) to a doctoral student intending to write a dissertation on a comparative aspect of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Guy G. Stroumsa, the newly appointed Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.

The successful candidate will have a good Master’s degree in Theology or in the Study of Religion (including studies germane to the advertised studentship), or will have completed all the elements of such a degree by September 2010.

He or she will be expected to have made an application for doctoral study in the Oxford Theology Faculty by Friday, 12 March 2010, and to have met the usual criteria for acceptance.

The successful candidate will pay the usual fees to college and university, and will be eligible for such conference grants as are open to other doctoral students in the Faculty of Theology. He or she will be subject to such procedures for transfer and confirmation of status as are prescribed in the regulations, and the award will be terminated if doctoral status is suspended for any reason.

The award is not renewable after three years of doctoral study.

Applicants for the award should write to:
by Friday, 12 March 2010.

They should supply a one-page CV/resumé, including details of their educational experience (including full information about all courses taken at Master’s level and the title of any dissertation or thesis undertaken in that context), and a supporting statement of approximately 500 words describing their intended research project and explaining how their research falls within the area covered by this studentship.

The awarding committee will assess applications also on the basis of the materials submitted for the doctoral application to the Faculty, which need not be submitted twice; candidates should ask their three referees, however, to refer directly to their suitability for this studentship in the references they write in support of the doctoral application.

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