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Yeoh Tiong Lay Early Career Fellowship (EXPIRED)

Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Legal or Political Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Start date September 1, 2024
Job description

About us 

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Early Career Fellow will be based at the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law (YTL), within The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally.  Established in 2013, the Centre holds a reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for the study of legal and political philosophy. Our aim is to illuminate the most pressing questions of our time through the application of rigorous interdisciplinary thought, and to engage policymakers and the wider public in an ongoing conversation on how to create a better society. Our research ranges from more abstract questions, such as those concerning the foundations of freedom and equality, to more applied ones, concerning, for example, the impact of AI or the abuse of human rights.

About the role

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law (YTL) invites applications for the YTL Early Career Fellowship, a 12-month appointment due to commence in September 2024. The Fellowship provides a valuable development opportunity to an early career researcher with exceptional potential in legal or political philosophical research and scholarship.

During the one-year appointment, the YTL Early Career Fellow will develop their research trajectory, with a view to producing a significant piece/body of high-quality publishable research, participate in academic peer-led events, as well as having the opportunity to develop their teaching experience.

Candidates should have a PhD awarded in the relevant subject area.* Candidates will have research expertise in the area of legal and/or political philosophy. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, and a capacity to foster/contribute to an engaging and supportive research environment.

YTL Early Career Fellow responsibilities will include identifying appropriate grant funding opportunities and collaborating with the Centre Director and/or senior academics in grant application bids. The Early Career Fellow will be encouraged to produce authored and/or co-authored articles and to identify appropriate sources for publication.

Other requirements of the role will include attendance and participation at academic events, including internal workshops and seminars, external conferences and relevant training.

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 31/08/2025.

All applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; and 3) a single-authored article-length writing sample. 


*Applicants should aim to have a PhD by the start date (September 1, 2024). If they will instead have it shortly after that, they should detail their timeline in the cover letter. This position will be advertised yearly. 

Note: This post is open to early career researchers (PhD within the past 5 years) who meet the job criteria, including those already in permanent jobs or applying as postdoctoral researchers. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://my.corehr.com/pls/kclrecruit/erq_jobspec_v...
Hard deadline May 30, 2024, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs/088690-yeoh-tiong-lay-e...
Contact name Elise Woodard
Contact email
Time created May 6, 2024, 3:07pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 30, 2024, 11:59pm BST
Expired on June 1, 2024, 12:46am BST
Last updated May 31, 2024, 11:46pm UTC
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