Glasgow Life and the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow are seeking to award one fully-funded PhD studentship to commence 1 October 2013. The studentship, which will support three years of full-time study, is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Programme’s award to Glasgow Life. The student will undertake research into Cultural policy in Glasgow, 1970-1989. Through the partnership with Glasgow Life, the student will have an opportunity to acquire a range of creative industry skills and knowledge whilst pursuing critically-informed research into a period of cultural policy-making in a city where that work was hugely influential. Working directly with Glasgow Life, and supported by its Director of Policy and Research, Dr Mark O’Neill, the student’s research will help establish a new critical history of cultural policy in Scotland.
This is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award and full fees (Home/EU rate) and a stipend (£14,276 at 2013-14 rates) are attached to this studentship. Glasgow Life will provide a further £3000 over the life of the project.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 22 July 2013. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Applicants should have at least a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject and have completed or be about to complete an appropriate Masters level qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent preparedness for doctoral-level research through, for example, relevant professional experience. The successful applicant will need to have an enthusiasm for the subject area, show the potential to develop a range of advanced research skills and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in academic and non-academic environments.
Applicants must meet the AHRC’s academic criteria for doctoral study and its requirements for UK/EU residency.
Candidates considering making an application may direct informal enquiries to PhD Supervisor, Professor Adrienne Scullion:
School of Culture and Creative Arts
University of Glasgow
Telephone: +44 (0)141 330 4677
Full applications should be submitted in accordance with the Glasgow University College of Arts’ general application process.
As part of this process applicants should upload, in place of a Research Proposal, a paper outlining their interest in the project, relevant skills and experiences they bring and details of their anticipated approach to the research. This document should not exceed two pages of A4 paper in 11 point Arial.
Shortlisting and Interviews:
Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 2nd August 2013. Short listed candidates will be required to submit an example of Master’s-level academic writing – for example, an essay or extract of a dissertation or equivalent. Applicants with relevant professional experience, but no Masters degree, may submit an alternative piece of written work – for example, a project outline or evaluation, or a funding application.
Please note that this studentship is subject to confirmation of the funding from AHRC, but has been confirmed by Glasgow Life under its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with the AHRC.