Vacancies: Research Fellowships in Philosophy
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The Global Priorities Institute (GPI) offers openings for both Postdoctoral Research Fellows (Oxford's academic grade 7) and Senior Research Fellows (Oxford's academic grades 8 and 9). Applicants to each role will be considered for all available philosophy Fellowship roles, so you need only apply to one position.
Successful applicants will conduct advanced research in philosophy. At least 50% of your time will be spent on topics directly relevant to the Global Priorities Institute’s research agenda, which you will help to set. The role requires no teaching load and only minor supervision responsibilities, although teaching may be arranged if the fellow would like to do so. The Global Priorities Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre, which aims to develop and promote rigorous, scientific approaches to the question of how appropriately motivated actors can do good more effectively. GPI formally sits within the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (grade 7) applicants are required to either have, or be close to finishing, a PhD either in philosophy or in a closely related discipline and combined with equivalent experience and expertise in philosophy. Senior Research Fellow (grades 8 and 9) applicants are expected to have more research experience and a stronger track record of producing research suitable for publication in top philosophy journals. Also essential for all posts is outstanding academic ability and an interest in global priorities research.
All positions are full-time with the University of Oxford. We welcome applications from researchers who might prefer to complete a one- or two-year position at GPI before starting a new job elsewhere or returning to an existing position. Visa support is also available for successful applicants from overseas. We particularly encourage applications from women, black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in philosophy.
Applications are to be made online, where detailed job descriptions are available - we will post links to these applications once the positions open. Referees will be asked for letters of recommendation for candidates that are longlisted.
Longlisted candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the last stage of the application process, which will include submission of a research proposal, a work trial and an interview (which will be conducted online).
If you have any questions about this role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Do not send your application material to this email address, applications can only be submitted via the University of Oxford application portal.)
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