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Dear All,


Three committee vacancies have become available in the socrel committee: Events Officer , PGR/ECR Liaison Officer and Memberships Officer. Socrel, the Sociology of Religion BSA Study Group, is a successful, internationally recognised study group with a 49-year history of engaging events, and high-quality research. Socrel brings together specialists and non-specialists in contemporary religious issues to increase the profile of the Sociology of Religion within Sociology. We pride ourselves in the number and range of opportunities we provide.


Every year, Socrel organises a 3-day annual conference, a Chair’s Response day, and PG-ECR events as well as organising sessions and stream plenary panels at the BSA annual conference each year. It also holds an Essay Competition, the Peter B. Clarke Essay Prize, as well as a funding competition, the Seed Corn Funding Competition, whereby winners can be awarded up to £5000 to support the development of significant and innovative work in the Sociology of Religion. Socrel is not only an intellectual community, which welcomes PG-ECRs, academics and high-profile professors alike, but is also a pastoral and supportive group. Our PG/ECR events as well as out Mentoring Scheme for Women for instance demonstrate our engagement and commitment to support our Members. The socrel committee works together to ensure the success of all the study groups activities and events. For more information on these roles, please visit: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sociology-of-religion-study-group/socrel-news/socrel-committee-vacancies/


To apply for one of these positions please email your CV and covering letter outlining your experience, interest and suitability for the position to Rachael Shillitoe at [log in to unmask]. Please note that all committee members must be members of the BSA.


Deadline for applications: April 26th 2019. If you have any questions or queries, please email Rachael Shillitoe at [log in to unmask]

Best wishes,



Dr Rachael Shillitoe

Research Associate

School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 2TT




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