Funded 4-year Athena SWAN PhD Scholarship on Gender Equality in Higher Education


Funded 4-year Athena SWAN PhD Scholarship

Intersectional Analysis of Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions

Maynooth University, closing date for applications: 5pm November 30th, 2018.

Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time.

Project description:

Maynooth University is pleased to announce a four-year Athena SWAN Doctoral Fellowship for 2019-22. The focus of the fellowship is an intersectional analysis of gender equality in higher educational institutions and the fellow will contribute specifically to a University strategy to address the underrepresentation of women from racial, ethnic and cultural minorities in all grades of staff.  This four-year dedicated PhD Bursary will:

  • result in a report on gender inequality as experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural minorities in Irish third level institutions

  • address a lack of data and research into the experience of racial, ethnic and cultural minority staff in Irish third level institutions

The report on gender inequality as experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural minority staff in Irish Universities will be launched and published online and policy recommendations for the sector will be made, in collaboration with the Maynooth University Athena SWAN Steering Group.

The PhD will be a four-year structured doctoral programme in a social science discipline.

Selected candidate will be notified by December 15th 2018 and it is expected that the student will register by February 1st 2019.

Stipend: €16K Scholarship (€9K stipend + €1K costs + €6K fees).

Entry Requirements:

The PhD fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and aptitude for social sciences research.

• Qualifications: Minimum of 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in MA in Sociology, Education, Women’s Studies, Law, Anthropology, Social Policy, Geography or related social sciences discipline

• Required Skills and experience: Knowledge and experience undertaking Intersectional Gender Analysis (ideally in a Higher Education setting), Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Report Writing.

• Desirable skills and experience: Evidence of capacity to undertake independent research, demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team and strong communication skills.

How to apply:

Please send a current CV, indicating your research experience and including two academic references, a research proposal (limited to three pages), a letter of intent, and a sample of your writing (essay, chapter from dissertation, article, etc.) to Professor Linda Connolly, Chair of the Maynooth University Athena SWAN Steering Group and Director of the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, via email to mussi@mu.ie

 The letter of intent should be limited to two pages and it should outline:

• Reasons for application
• Previous training and research experience
• Interest in area of research
 

Closing date for applications: 5pm, November 30th, 2018Late applications will not be accepted.

 

See full Terms and Conditions here