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Funded PhD Studentship in Psychological Sex Differences across Cultures.

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    Prof D Schmitt
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Project Description

The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London is offering a fully funded PhD studentship for the investigation of psychological sex differences across cultures. This research position will involve working with cross-cultural and evolutionary psychological research methods to investigate how men and women differ in their psychological attitudes and behaviours, and why these differences sometimes attenuate and sometimes accentuate across differing cultural forms.


Based in the College of Health and Life Sciences, and funded by Brunel University London; the studentship offers an annual London rate stipend of £16,777 plus Home/EU tuition fees, for a maximum of 36 months. Preferred start date is 1st October 2018.

Overview
The PhD studentship in Psychological Sex Differences across Cultures will involve using cross-cultural and evolutionary research methods to investigate the ways men and women psychologically differ, and differ to varying degrees, across cultures. The studentship will involve using statistical tools such as multigroup confirmatory factor analysis to rigorously evaluate how men and women psychologically differ across cultures, and multilevel modelling to identify the most potent individual-level and culture-level predictors of psychological sex differences. A particular focus will be investigating the links among sociopolitical gender inequality, socioecological stress, and sex differences in sexual attitudes and behaviours.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Professor David Schmitt. For informal discussions about this studentship, please contact Professor David Schmitt ([Email Address Removed]).

Eligibility
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree (first or upper second class) or equivalent qualification in Psychology, Biological Anthropology or a related Life or Social Science discipline. A Masters qualification in a relevant area would be desirable. Experience in conducting quantitative psychological/behavioural research and multivariate data analysis is essential. Applicants who have not been awarded a degree by a University in the UK will be expected to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in any section).

How to Apply
If you wish to apply, please e-mail the following to [Email Address Removed] by 9th March 2018:

• An up-to-date CV.
• A single-page A4 single-spaced personal statement stating the name of one of the three positions above and setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e. outlining your qualifications and skills).
• One example of your academic writing (e.g. an essay, a section from an undergraduate or a Masters dissertation).
• A summary of your teaching experience or the teaching activities you feel you could support.
• Names and contact details for two academic referees.
• A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript.
• A copy of your English language qualification, where applicable.

Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview. Applicants chosen for interview will be instructed to submit a formal online application via Admissions.

For further information about how to apply, please contact the College of Health and Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Student Office on [Email Address Removed].

Funding Notes

Based in the College of Health and Life Sciences, and funded by Brunel University London; the studentship offers an annual London rate stipend of £16,777 plus Home/EU tuition fees, for a maximum of 36 months. Preferred start date is 1st October 2018.



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