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John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow

Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS), University of Pennsylvania

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS G. E. M. Anscombe
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Religion
Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

Job Description Summary

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow position serves the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS). The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will conduct original research and write at least two scholarly articles using the Anscombe Archives as their principal source documents. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will contribute to all phases of the planning and implementation of the Anscombe events; and assist in the planning and implementation of the Perry Family Scholars for Science Spirituality, and Service Events, and in the mentorship of student fellows.

This is a one-year term appointment.

Job Description

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow serves the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) in the School of Arts and Sciences.

In 2018, the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) and the University of Pennsylvania library obtained the papers of G.E.M./Elizabeth Anscombe (Anscombe Archives). The papers in the Anscombe Archives have only recently been made available for researchers affording the John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow a unique opportunity to conduct research on one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will conduct original research and write at least two scholarly articles using the Anscombe Archives as their principal source documents.

PRRUCS will co-sponsor events, workshops, and conferences related to research associated with the Anscombe Archives and related to the work of its Perry Family Scholars for Science, Spirituality, and Service. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will lead all phases of the planning and implementation of the Anscombe events; and assist in the planning and implementation of the Perry Family Scholars for Science Spirituality, and Service Events; and assist with the mentorship of student fellows.

Other duties as assigned

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow is a one-year term appointment.

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow direct reports to the Perry Executive Director of PRRUCS.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree in Philosophy or a cognate field is required.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and experience in conducting research and writing about the works of G.E.M. Anscombe.
  • Preference for candidates who have experience teaching Anscombe along with the philosophical and theological contexts that inform her work.
  • Preference for candidates who have demonstrated ability to mentor students in the philosophical tradition.
  • Preference for scholars who have demonstrated ability to make Anscombe and her philosophical traditions accessible to a non-specialist community / general public and who show an eagerness to engage in the communal intellectual life of PRRUCS.
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Time created March 6, 2020, 3:19pm EST
Scheduled expiry date September 21, 2020, 1:10pm EST
Last updated March 6, 2020, 4:20pm EST
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