The Project “New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology” seeks to host visits from four senior academics for up to one month in each case. Travel and subsistence expenses will be paid up to a pre-agreed limit.
To be eligible to be considered for one of these positions, prospective visitors must hold a teaching or research post in another University, and must demonstrate a research profile of international standing, in an area of direct relevance to the Project. Applications are welcome not only from philosophers, but also from suitably qualified scientists and theologians with relevant research interests. Further information about the Project can be found on its website at http://www.newinsights.ox.ac.uk/.
During the period of their visit, the successful candidates will be expected to conduct research on a paper or a monograph related to opening up new streams of thought in religious epistemology. The intention of these visiting positions is to provide research time to enable such a paper or monograph to be completed for publication. The successful candidate may also be asked to participate in one public roundtable discussion with others associated with the Project, on a subject of public interest related to the discipline of religious epistemology.
The Project will be running workshops on six themes, in line with the following timetable:
Workshop Title and Dates
- Religious epistemology, contextualism, and subject-sensitive invariantism - Hilary Term 2013
- Safety, methods, and religious epistemology - Trinity Term 2013
- Epistemic defeat and religious epistemology - Hilary Term 2014
- Religious epistemology and testimony - Trinity Term 2014
- Formal epistemology and religious epistemology - Michaelmas Term 2014
- Epistemological issues arising from the etiology of religious belief - Hilary Term 2015
NB. Dates of Oxford terms can be found below, and online at http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/university_year/dates_of_term.html.
Prospective visitors who intend to apply for one of these positions and who intend to work on one of these topics are strongly encouraged, where appropriate, to plan the timing of their application and their visit accordingly.
Expressions of interest, including a CV and a research proposal of up to 1,000 words, should be emailed to the email address below, in accordance with the following deadlines.
Academic Year, Dates of Term, and Application Deadline
2014 Hilary (15 February to 15 March) - Deadline: 15 November 2013
2014 Trinity (21 May to 21 June) - Deadline: 15 March 2014
2014 Michealmas (06 November to 06 December) - Deadline: 15 August 2014
2015 Hilary (14 February to 14 March) - Deadline: 15 November 2014
These fellowships have been made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.