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APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship in Philosophy – £14,057 plus £4,096 fees p.a.

We have the following exciting opportunity to study full-time for a PhD, while undertaking teaching and research and editorial responsibilities within the Philosophy discipline area, in SPIRE (School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment) within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
SPIRE has a strong track record of research excellence, as recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). 100% of research returned to the REF2014 Philosophy panel was assessed as at least international standard, with over half (57%) judged to be World Leading or Internationally Excellent.
The successful candidate’s doctoral project will be on a topic in the area of Kantian Studies. The topic can be in any of the areas of scholarship related to the work of Immanuel Kant – for instance, Kant’s practical philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, legal philosophy, philosophy of religion), Kant’s theoretical philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind or logic), Kant’s teleology (including philosophy of art and aesthetics or philosophy of biology), or Kant’s philosophy of history or anthropology.
The studentship is part-sponsored by the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation (APRA) in Berlin, and as such, the student will be required to undertake editorial and other research duties required by Professor Adrian Piper and the Foundation. These may include, but are not limited to the area of Kantian Studies.
The student will join the recently created Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian Research Centre (KOSAK) and will be supervised by Dr Sorin Baiasu, with possible joint supervision from colleagues at Oxford University of University of St Andrews.
The post is for a maximum of 180 hours per annum. This will normally involve contributing to no more than 6 hours per week of teaching, editorial or other duties relating to APRA. The post will commence on 1 October 2015 and can only be held in conjunction with full-time PhD study.
Application Information
£2,052 GTA salary pa
£12,005 Stipend pa
£4,052 Tuition fee waiver pa
The total package is worth £18,109 per year. You will receive a salary/stipend of £14,057 per year for three years. Overseas (non-EU) students will be eligible, but will need to cover the difference between EU and international fees.
Applications should comprise of a PhD application form, including a personal statement re-garding suitability for the APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Teaching Scholarship position. For further particulars, job description, person specification and application form see:…/choosingaresearchdeg…/studentships/
Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Sorin Baiasu to discuss their project plans before applying,, telephone 01782 733364.
Enquiries about the application process should be directed to the Postgraduate Administrator, Helen Farrell at or 01782 733641.
The closing date for this role is Friday 18 September 2015

GSN Roundtable at the ECPR General Conference 2015

GSN Roundtable: Is there life beyond Academia?

Panel Chair – Rosa M. Navarrete
Panel Discussant – Ilke Toygur

In this roundtable we will discuss opportunities for young researchers once they have obtained their PhD. Speakers will tell us about their experiences and representatives from private companies will let us know what they have to offer to graduate students. In short, the aim of this roundtable is to give some food for thought about the following: is there life beyond Academia?

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