Thursday, February 06, 2014

PhD Studentship - Extending Behavioural Economics to Human Resource Management

There is a fully-funded 3 year PhD scholarship available in Stirling to work with the Behavioural Science Centre. The deadline is 17th February 2014. Summary below:

This studentship provides an outstanding opportunity to conduct some ground-breaking research applying a Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Science approach to the field of Human Resource Management. The full time studentship covers Home/EU fees plus an annual stipend of £15,000 for a maximum of 3 years.

It is appreciated that initially the student will not have knowledge of both Behavioural Economics and Human Resource Management, so a high level of training will be offered. The exact title of the PhD is open to discussion, and may include PhD Economics, Behavioural Science, Management, or another title that accurate describes the work. Given this, the PhD should contribute to the development of rigorous and useful theory and knowledge in the broad area of work and employment.
The principal supervisor of the student will be Professor Ronald McQuaid (an expert in Work and Employment and related policy areas, who led the Employment Research Institute until recently).
The second supervisor will be Professor Alex Wood (a Psychologist and the Director of the Behavioural Science Centre). Both believe in collaborative working with PhD students combined with regular contact.
Studentship Eligibility and Requirements
The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend of £15,000 and a fee waiver to cover home/EU fees, which are £3,900 (pro-rata) for 2013/2014. Overseas applicants are required to confirm they can meet the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees from their own resources, for the duration of study. Information on full overseas fees can be found here. Subject to progress the studentship will be renewed annually, for a maximum period of 3 years. The stipend is above that provided by the Research Councils and it is a condition of the funding that the student contribute that the student will contribute approximately 75 hours per year of academic duties, such as teaching tutorials or providing research support, as agreed with the supervisor.  Candidates are generally expected to have at least a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the field of study and/or a distinction or near distinction in a Master’s degree. Applicants should have good numerical and verbal communication skills. English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each skill), TOEFL 577/233, or equivalent.

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