Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,797 per annum)
Nov 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 27, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department : Department Of Theology And Religion

Position Type : Research

Grade 7 (£33,797 per annum)

This is an opportunity for a first-rank post-doctoral researcher. Applications will be considered from candidates with a specialist background in Catholic ecclesiology who wish to undertake a postdoctoral project in the area of the Catholic Church and sexual abuse. Candidates’ primary disciplinary expertise in ecclesiology will be systematic/doctrinal in orientation but with the ability also to work in an interdisciplinary fashion and to analyse the doctrinal implications of lived theology and ecclesial experience.

As a post-doctoral researcher, the candidate will assist, develop, and co-lead – as part of a core team – a research project, ‘Boundary Breaking: The ecclesial-cultural implications of the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church’. This is a flagship research project specifically analysing the implication of aspects of Catholic ecclesial self-understanding and the wider Catholic cultural habitus in the light of Catholic clerical sexual abuse and its historic mishandling. The particular focus for this project will be on the role that interpretations of Catholic doctrine and law may have played in the UK context.

Closes midday on : 27-Nov-2019