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Research Fellow (Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility) (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Applied Ethics, Moral Philosophy, International Law
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
AOC Applied Ethics, Moral Philosophy, International Law
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 124487
Location Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Start date 1 October 2016
Job description

Research Fellow (Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility)

Faculty of Philosophy

University of Oxford

Grade 7 (£30,738 - £32,600 per annum)

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Philosophy to conduct research and related activities for the ERC Advanced Grant Research Project Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility:Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies (the ‘Project’) under the supervision and direction of Professor Seumas Miller (Principal Investigator). The Fellow will conduct research at the interface between the international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism.

The post is fixed term for four years from the date of appointment which is anticipated to be October 2016. The multi-disciplinary Project is hosted partly at the University of Oxford and partly at Delft University of Technology but this post is fully located in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy; the Director of the Uehiro Centre is Professor Julian Savulescu.

The post-holder will conduct collaborative research in moral philosophy, applied ethics and international law relevant to the Project’s research themes.  Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Miller and literature reviews, the post-holder will also participate in other project activities such as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, public engagement, development of collaborations and other occasional duties.

The post-holder is to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy by the start date. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and proven track record in publishing articles in philosophy with a specialism relevant to the Project.  Experience of working at the interface of international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism is desirable. 

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website (vacancy ID: 124487) where further particulars for the post are available.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications should consist of the following materials: a. A curriculum vitae. b. The names and contact details of three academic referees and indicate whether we can contact them at this stage. c. A supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. d. A sample of written work of most relevance to this position, totalling not more than 8,000 words. It can be published or unpublished written work and can be an extract from a longer piece if you prefer, in which case you may wish to provide a very brief abstract of the longer piece if you feel that will be helpful for the selection panel. The panel has a strong preference for writing samples to be single-authored pieces. If you send a co-authored writing sample, please include a paragraph explaining in detail your contribution.
Web address to apply https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/e...
Hard deadline September 5, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Web address for more information http://www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/
Contact name Deborah Sheehan
Contact email
Contact phone (+44)(0)1865 286888
Time created August 5, 2016, 10:49am UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 5, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Expired on September 6, 2016, 7:59pm BST
Last updated January 21, 2017, 3:00pm UTC
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