Ethics after individualism: Phenomenological explorations of moral community (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of Ethics after individualism: Phenomenological explorations of moral community (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Ethics after individualism: Phenomenological explorations of moral community provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 June 2018 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 June 2018. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of Ethics after individualism: Phenomenological explorations of moral community.

What is moral community, and what role does it play, in a neo-liberal age where concepts of individual responsibility are increasingly replacing concepts of the common good? How do people experience their involvement with each other, and which concepts may be used to describe it? Bringing together anthropologists and philosophers and taking a point of departure in a phenomenological perspective emphasizing the human as a responsive being, the project aims to explore these questions, focusing on how moral community is lived and experienced as an existential question, demand and burden.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Anthropology, Global Studies and the Study of Religion.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Culture and Society’s research programme:
http://cas.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme
When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 May 2018.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Anthropology, Global Studies and the Study of Religion:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Maria Louw, School of Culture and Society, etnolouw@cas.au.dk, Phone + 45 87 16 20 62.

All applicants must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium'). Please see this page for further information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/english-test/

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.
Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2018 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2018-2

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.