Fully-funded PhD opportunity at Birmingham City University: LGBTQ teaching row
I wanted to let you know that we’ve got an excellent opportunity for a fully-funded PhD study on the LGBTQ teaching row in Birmingham and beyond. I was hoping you might be able to help me disseminate this information? Details below.
Some exciting news for anyone thinking of doing a PhD in the area of LGBTQ inclusion:
BCU School of Social Sciences has secured funding for an excellent candidate to work on an interdisciplinary research project entitled ‘What can we learn from the LGBTQ teaching row in Birmingham?’
Birmingham has hit the headlines because of protests against the inclusion of same sex relationships in sex and relationship education in schools. This PhD aims to understand the debates, the anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, their effects on LGBTQ people (including hate crime), as well as teachers’ confidence in incorporating LGBTQ content into their teaching.
We strongly encourage to apply candidates with the ability to analyse the teaching row in Birmingham in an international perspective, taking into account the ongoing fundamentalist, anti-gender and anti-LGBTQ campaigns in other countries.
Essential qualifications are:
- A minimum of 2.1 UK UG degree in a relevant subject (eg psychology, sociology, politics) or the overseas equivalent
- Undergraduate level qualifications in qualitative methods and quantitative statistical analysis
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work as a member of a team with shared goals
- Interpersonal skills: ability to relate to others with tact and diplomacy
Supervisory Team: Dr Lesley Storey, Dr Piotr Godzisz, Dr Keeley Abbott
The funding consists of a tax-free stipend paid monthly and has a current value of £15,285 per annum. The bursary is renewable annually for up to 36 months in total, subject to you making satisfactory progression within your PhD research.
Successful applicants for our funded PhD studentships will receive a tax-free research stipend that tracks UK Research Council rates (currently £15,285) and a fee waiver to the value of Home / EU student PhD fees (currently £4,407).
The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 31 May 2020.