University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 4 March 2010: Appointments

Hall-Houghton Doctoral Studentship

The Faculty of Theology intends, should a suitable candidate be found, to offer a three-year studentship funded by the Hall-Houghton Trust, for doctoral research into any aspect of the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint version of the Hebrew Scriptures in its relation to the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Testament, or the Syriac versions of the Holy Scriptures.

The studentship will be tenable from Michaelmas Term 2010, and will pay a stipend of £13,000 in the first year, increasing (subject to satisfactory academic reports) to £14,000 in the second year and £15,000 in the third. The successful candidate will have a good master's degree in Theology, or will have completed all the elements of such a degree by September 2010. He or she will be expected to make, or to have made, an application for doctoral study in the University's Faculty of Theology by Friday, 12 March, and to have met the usual criteria for acceptance. The award will be held at the college which has accepted the candidate for doctoral research.

The successful candidate will pay the usual fees to college and University, and will be eligible for such conference grants as are open to other doctoral students in the Faculty of Theology. He or she will be subject to such procedures for transfer and confirmation of status as are prescribed in the regulations, and the award will be terminated if doctoral status is suspended for any reason. The award is not renewable after three years of doctoral study.

Applicants for the award should write to Mrs Elizabeth Macallister (e-mail: elizabeth.macallister@theology.ox.ac. uk), by Friday, 12 March; they should supply a one-page curriculum vitae including details of their educational experience (including full information about all courses taken at master's level and the title of any dissertation or thesis), and a supporting statement of around 500 words describing their intended research project and explaining how their research falls within the area covered by this studentship. The awarding committee will assess applications also on the basis of the materials submitted for the doctoral application to the faculty, which need not be submitted again; candidates should ask their three referees, however, to speak directly to their qualification for this studentship in the references they write in support of the doctoral application.