Post Doctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies

Location
County of Durham, United Kingdom
Salary
Grade 7 £33,199
Posted
Nov 12, 2018
Closes
Dec 10, 2018
Ref
016878
Discipline
Medicine, Medical
Contract Type
Full Time
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.