[URBANTH-L] PhD Fellowship in Migration, Diversity and Social Change (Dublin)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Apr 19 12:44:26 EDT 2005

Two-Year PhD Fellowship in Migration, Diversity and Social Change

Applications are invited for a two-year PhD fellowship, funded by the Royal
Irish Academy Third Sector Research Programme and hosted by the Migration &
Citizenship Research Initiative (MCRI), a new, dynamic interdisciplinary
research programme located in the Geary Institute at University College
Dublin. The fellowship is intended to fund a doctoral student pursuing a PhD
in the broad area of migration, diversity social change. It will provide a
unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable, paid
training and experience while working toward the fulfilment of the doctoral
degree. The post (€14,000 per annum, exclusive of fees and tuition) will be
based on a fixed term contract for one year in the first instance, renewable
for a second year.

The Migration & Citizenship Research Initiative

Having only recently undergone the transition from a country of emigration
to one of net in-migration, one of the most significant areas of change in
contemporary Ireland is that linked to migration. The related social and
institutional transformations taking place are dynamic and far-reaching. As
such, the Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative has been established
by an interdisciplinary team of UCD staff, associated postgraduates and
national and international affiliates. The MCRI, led by Dr. Alice Feldman
(Sociology) as part of a Government of Ireland Research Fellowship and Dr.
Mary Gilmartin (Geography), is currently in its initial stages of
development, and seeks to provide the infrastructure necessary for promoting
excellence in migration-related scholarship, training and research
contributions to policy and practice at national and international levels.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Fellowship will involve participation in
§       a research project on immigrant-led mobilisation and the development
intercultural capital in Irish civil society led by Dr Alice Feldman
(Sociology Department) (*This project can also be the focus of the fellow’s
PhD research, which, while recommended, is not mandatory.)
§       the development and administration of MCRI activities
§       postgraduate training courses and other aspects of the University’s
culture of scholarship.

For further details regarding the post, the MCRI and the research project,
see www.ucd.ie/issc.
Application procedure

Applicants should be registered or eligible to register for a PhD by
September 2005 in a relevant social science discipline (please refer to the
University and departmental guidelines for PhD application and admission to
UCD as necessary). Applicants with an interest and/or research experience in
the topic area should submit a letter of application, CV and the names of
two referees by Friday, 6 May 2005. Interviews will be held during the week
of the 16th.

Enquiries & Applications to:
Dr. Alice Feldman
Geary Institute
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: 716 4621
Email: alice.Feldman at ucd.ie

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