Post Doctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 £33,199
12 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department Of Theology And Religion

Grade 7 £33,199

This is an opportunity for a first-rank post-doctoral researcher to join the Department of Theology and Religion recently ranked third in the world in the QS World University Subject rankings. The department also came top in the country in the last two UK assessments of research (2008 and 2014).

Applications will be considered from candidates whose background lies at the intersection of Catholic ecclesiology and ethnography and with a background in the empirical study of Catholicism, who wish to undertake a postdoctoral project in the area of Catholic Sexual Abuse.

As a post-doctoral researcher, the candidate will develop and co-lead a research project ‘Boundary Breaking: Discerning the consequences and implications of the sex abuse crisis within the Roman Catholic Church.’

This is a flagship research project specifically analysing the potential and – claimed – complicity of Catholic ecclesial self-understanding and wider Catholic cultural habitus in creating the circumstances in which Catholic clerical sexual abuse could be at once endemic, hidden, unthinkable, denied, and routinely mismanaged.

Closes midday on : 10-Dec-2018