Rutgers University, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology|
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
|AOC||Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology|
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Physics
|Organization's reference number||Posting Number# 19FA2138|
|Location||New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States|
|Start date||September 1, 2020|
Call for Applications: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at Rutgers, associated with the Templeton Foundation Project “Science-Engaged Philosophical Theology: God, Time, and Creation”
The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the availability of two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships. These fellowships are being funded through a John Templeton Foundation grant entitled “Science-Engaged Philosophical Theology: God, Time, and Creation.” The two main research questions associated with this grant are the following:
We are especially interested in candidates whose past experience includes training and/or research in the philosophy of space and time, the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of religion, epistemology, the philosophy of cosmology, cosmology, the physics of space and time, or some other area connected to the themes of the grant. All candidates are expected to submit research proposals which include at least one proposed project which engages the topic of God’s relationship to space and time, fine-tuning arguments and their epistemological and/or theological presuppositions, or some other related issue at the intersection of the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of physics.
The Fellows will be appointed in the Department of Philosophy in association with the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion (RCPR). The primary responsibility of the Fellows will be to conduct the research outlined in their research proposals. The Fellows will also be responsible for teaching one undergraduate course per year and will be expected to regularly participate in RCPR reading groups, workshops, and seminars. Finally, the Fellows will also be responsible for participating in two grant-sponsored summer seminars in 2021 and 2022. These summer seminars will be addressed to established researchers in the philosophy of religion/philosophical theology and will be designed to promote greater engagement with scientific research in the field of philosophy of religion/philosophical theology. The first summer seminar, God and the Spacetime Manifold, will be a two-week seminar centered on the first of the aforementioned two research questions. The second seminar, Fine-tuning Arguments and their Theological Presuppositions, will be a three-week seminar centered on the second of the aforementioned two research questions.
Fellows will be appointed for two years. Appointments will be effective September 1, 2020. 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 2015 and June 2020. (Applications from candidates with a Ph.D in physics or theology will also be considered).
Applications consisting of a CV, a research proposal, a writing sample, and three references should be submitted electronically through the Rutgers University website at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/101040. The posting# 19FA2138. Requests for more information should addressed to Prof. Dean Zimmerman at email@example.com. Review of applications will commence on January 17th, 2020, and continue until the positions are 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|
Please apply to posting on Rutgers University website, Posting#
|Web address to apply||https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/101040|
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||January 17, 2020, 11:59pm EST|
|Web address for more information||https://jobs.rutgers.edu/|
|Contact name||Dean Zimmerman|
|Time created||October 4, 2019, 2:18pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||January 17, 2020, 11:59pm EST|
|Last updated||October 11, 2019, 2:13pm EST|
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