Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Science-engaged philosophy of religion (see description)|
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Physics
|Organization's reference number||18FA0835|
|Location||106 Somerset St, 5th Floor, New Brunswick, United States|
|Start date||September 1, 2019|
The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship in philosophy of religion, specifically to engage the bearing of empirical sciences on topics in philosophy of religion. For example, fellows may be engaged in researching one or more of the following: what contemporary psychology implies about the taxonomy of religious experiences, what research in cognitive science of religion suggests about the origins of religious experiences, what force fine-tuning arguments have under various assumptions about God's freedom or constraints in creation, or what implications the theory of relativity has for the temporality/timelessness of God. This fellowship is not intended to support research in political or social philosophy, philosophy of law, or applied ethics (where applied ethics includes but is not limited to bioethics, medical ethics, ethics of technology use, and business ethics).
Fellows will be appointed in the Department of Philosophy in association with Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion (RCPR). The primary responsibility of a Fellow will be to conduct research on their project. Fellows will also be responsible for teaching one course per year. These courses will focus on topics in science-engaged philosophy of religion. In addition, fellows will be expected to work with the RCPR leadership to organize a two-day workshop in science-engaged philosophy of religion in late spring, 2020. They will also be expected to lead the RCPR reading group through a semester of study on topics in science-engaged philosophy of religion. Finally, they will generally be expected to participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by the RCPR. Fellows will be appointed for two years. Appointments will be effective September 1, 2019. Fellows will receive a stipend of $62,000 annually; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows must have earned a Ph.D. in philosophy between October, 2014 and June 2019.
Applications consisting of a CV, a research proposal, a writing sample, and three references should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/80103. Requests for more information may be addressed to Prof. Dean Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
|How to apply|
Applications consisting of a CV, a research proposal, a writing sample, and three references should be submitted electronically through this site. Requests for more information should addressed to Prof. Dean Zimmerman at email@example.com. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled.
|Web address to apply||https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/80103|
|Deadline for full consideration:||January 15, 2019, 12:00am EST|
|Hard deadline||February 28, 2019, 11:59pm EST|
|Web address for more information||https://rcpr.rutgers.edu/|
|Contact name||Dean Zimmerman|
|Time created||December 3, 2018, 4:29pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 28, 2019, 11:59pm EST|
|Last updated||December 3, 2018, 4:29pm EST|
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