Birmingham City University: fully-funded Ph.D. studentship for a qualified researcher interested in the area of LGBTQ-inclusive education.

Deadline: Sunday 31 May 2020.

The interdisciplinary research project is 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 Ph.D. 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 analyze the teaching row in Birmingham from 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

Successful applicants for our funded Ph.D. studentships will receive a tax-free research stipend that tracks UK Research Council rates (currently £15,285 per annum, renewable for 3 years) and a fee waiver to the value of Home / EU student Ph.D. fees (currently £4,407).

The closing date for applications is 23.59 (UK time) on Sunday 31 May 2020.

More info: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/phd_opportunities

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