University of Oxford, Pembroke College / Faculty of Theology and Religion
Junior Research Fellow in Religion and the Frontier Challenges
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‘Religion and the Frontier Challenges’: Junior Research Fellowships
Pembroke College, Oxford University
Job title – Junior Research Fellow
Place of work - Pembroke College, Oxford University, UK
Start date – 1st October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
Salary – £30,000 per annum
Pembroke College wishes to appoint two Junior Research Fellows to the ‘Religion and Frontier Challenges’ research programme. Junior Research Fellowships are full-time fellowships offered to early career researchers of any nationality and will be appointed with effect from October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for three years.
‘Religion and the Frontier Challenges’ is an ambitious academic fellowship programme, sitting at the intersection of theology and other academic disciplines. It seeks to enrich discussion of how contemporary religious traditions and ideas might provide/are providing knowledge and leadership in facing the major challenges currently confronting humanity. The programme is informed by theological discourse surrounding three major ‘frontier challenges’, and the need for religion to provide creative intellectual and practical responses to these challenges. The programme will invite applications to pursue research projects that examine responses of contemporary religion to any of the following:
- The challenges of human knowledge. This refers to the dialogue between religion and contemporary ideologies and epistemologies (e.g. secularism, liberalism, atheism), or to changes in the forms of access to or dissemination of knowledge (e.g. the impact of new communications, social media, or digital technologies).
- The challenges of the modern sciences. This includes new questions and opportunities raised by progress in technological, biological, environmental and human and social sciences.
- The challenges of the fight for justice, including struggles against all forms of inequality, discrimination and marginalisation in human societies.
Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of a doctorate before taking up the post. Applicants should have experience of research at doctoral level or above in theology and religious studies or in any other related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality programme of original academic research which relates to the wider agenda of the research programme.
Prior to application please read the further particulars which are available at http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/about-pembroke/vacancies along with the terms and conditions.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on 31st March 2020. Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com and should include:
- A letter of application of no more than one side explaining why you wish to be considered for this position;
- A curriculum vitae setting out details of your higher education, research and any publications to date;
- A 1,000 word research proposal with details of research and research activities to be conducted over the 3 year duration.
- Names, positions, postal and email addresses of three academic referees. The referees will only be contacted to request a reference if your application is shortlisted.
Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 11th of May 2020.
The annual stipend is £30,000. Benefits include a research allowance of £1,545 per annum (at the discretion of the college), a shared office space and all lunches and dinners when the college kitchens are open. They are also entitled to a range of other college benefits.
The College is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
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