|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed On:||5th March 2020|
|Closes:||6th April 2020|
Funding availability: Funded PhD project (Home/EU or Overseas)
Funding amount: The award will provide a stipend equivalent to £20,500 per annum for three years.
Hours: Full time
Application Deadline: Monday 6 April 2020
Supervisor(s): Professor Hugh Houghton
As part of the European Research Council-funded CATENA project, we are recruiting a full-time PhD project student to begin on 28th September 2020. Subject to funding confirmation, the award will provide a stipend equivalent to £20,500 per annum for three years.
The student will examine the scholia in catenae of the Gospel according to Matthew which are connected to an ‘unattributed’ collection (anepigraphon), in order to determine the nature of this compilation and its significance in biblical exegesis. The expectation is that the doctoral thesis will take the form of the first-ever scholarly edition and commentary on these passages.
The principal supervisor of the project will be Professor Hugh Houghton, assisted by another member of the project team.
The successful applicant will benefit from:
Candidates should have an excellent first degree in a relevant subject such as New Testament or Classics, and is also expected to have completed or be in the point of completing a Masters degree. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in New Testament Greek; experience of working with ancient or medieval manuscripts and knowledge of editorial technique are also desirable. Candidates are expected to be computer literate.
Applications should be clearly marked ‘CATENA03’ and sent to the College of Arts and Law Graduate School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are required to submit the following:
A formal application to the University of Birmingham may be required at a later date.
Interviews will be conducted in Birmingham or by video-conference in the week of 27th April 2020.
The studentship is available for the equivalent of three years full-time at £20,500 per annum. The student is expected to pay the cost of their tuition fees (£4,380 for Home/EU students and £17,880 for International students in 2020/21).
Contact for enquiries
Informal enquiries may be addressed to H.A.G.Houghton@bham.ac.uk
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