Funded Opportunities Sociology of Football (Deadline July 31st)
Teesside University are currently recruiting up to 25 Graduate Tutor Positions

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to begin a fast track academic career, undertaking PhD level research whilst also gaining experience of teaching and a recognised teaching qualification. All associated fees are fully covered as part of the role.

You must hold a first degree and you will be required to select and study for a Doctoral qualification in one of the agreed academic topics offered by the university linked to our research themes and units (for more details see http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/research/projects2.cfm ).

For details relating to the sociology of football option, see below.
(SSBL7) Transformational technologies, class and community: An investigation into the evolution of football fan cultures
The successful candidate will investigate the evolution of football fan cultures with a specific focus on the widespread use of transformative technologies, a term coined by Glotz et al (2005) to discuss technologies that cause long term effects to values, power structures and ideas. With this in mind, the candidate will explore questions relating to football, technology and associations with class and community.

1) In what sense do football communities exist?

2) Are scholars right to suggest that the embourgeoisement of football is a reality in late-modern life?

3) Is it ‘working class’ cultures, and not ‘football’ cultures that have changed value systems?

4) Are football protesters members of a ‘lost class’ struggling to come to terms with a rapidly changing world? This project would be suitable for an applicant with a background in sport and exercise or sociology.

Contact: Dr Kevin Dixon: Kevin.dixon@tees.ac.uk

As well as studying as a PhD candidate, you will also be assisting and supporting senior academic staff with the delivery of our courses and the learning of our students, and will undertake the university Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education over three years.
For informal enquiries about these posts please contact the Director of our Graduate Research School – Professor Zulfiqur Ali z.ali@tees.ac.uk .