PhD Studentship (fees-only)
Developing a Service Ethics Framework for Shared Services and Cloud Computing
Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester
STARTING OCTOBER 2011
A PhD research studentship covering tuition fee costs within the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility an internationally leading research centre focused on the social and ethical aspects of information and communication technology is available to suitably qualified UK or EU students.
The project is concerned with the characterisation of an IT-oriented service ethics by exploring approaches used in service management research and an exploration of the service aspects of Cloud computing. It will involve the development of ethics of interaction with the IT service customer and an examination of place of ethics in service encounters. A variety of methods will be employed, including analysis and categorisation of ethical issues, development of case studies and observation of the service practice. The work will build on the tools and techniques developed by the CCSR in a major European project.
For a more detailed description of the studentship project please visit our web site or contact Dr Neil McBride on +44 (0)116 207 8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This research opportunity is one of 28 scholarships funded by DMU in 2011/12 to build on our excellent achievements in the RAE2008 and looking forward to REF2014. It will develop the universityís research capacity into new and evolving areas of study, enhancing DMUís national and international research partnerships.
Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2011 which will cover the cost of University tuition fees.
Applicants should contact the Faculty Research Office to receive an application pack, which requires a full CV with two supporting references. Please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)116 257 7979 for further details.
Please quote ref: DMU studentships 2011
CLOSING DATE: Monday 11 April 2011