PhD Position in Sociology of Islam/Muslims in Europe from a sociological or anthropological perspective / University College Dublin — LIMITE : 07/07/2020
The School of Sociology at University College Dublin is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for an Ad Astra PhD Scholarship on the topic of Islam/Muslims in Europe from a sociological or anthropological perspective, under the supervision of Dr Elisabeth Becker-Topkara (sociology[at]ucd.ie).
Start date: As soon as possible, between September 2020 and January 2021.
The choice of country/countries of focus is open provided that the successful applicant is advanced in the necessary languages. S/he should have a background in sociology, anthropology and/or religious studies and be interested in undertaking qualitative or mixed methods research. Possible areas of focus include: Islamic revivalist/piety movements; Representation of Muslim minorities; Postcolonial legacies and diversity; Islamic institutions; Ethnic/racial/religious diversity present and past; Refugee migration and placemaking; and Muslim leadership. Review of applications will begin on July 7th 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To be guaranteed full consideration, applicants must submit a full application by that date. See https://bit.ly/31MLUaN for application information.
The Ad Astra scheme involves students working under the supervision of an Ad Astra Fellow, a major recruitment initiative launched by University College Dublin. The Ad Astra Scholarships comprise an annual stipend of €18,000, as well as a full fee-waiver. There is also an allowance of up to €4,000 per annum for research costs. Scholarships are available for a period of up to 4 years, and annual renewal is subject to satisfactory progress being made. Successful applicants must meet the University’s standard PhD admission requirements and be accepted into the School of Sociology’s PhD programme.