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Academic Visitor Positions: New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Religious Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Religion
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 9
Location Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Job description

The Project “New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology” seeks to host up to nine academic visitors over a period of three years. Each visitor will be hosted for up to the duration of a single Oxford academic term (eight weeks). 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, demonstrate expertise in areas which are directly relevant to the Project, and show evidence of an ability and willingness to undertake advanced research in connection with the Project’s aims. Applications are encouraged 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/

The Project will be running workshops on six themes, in line with the following timetable:

Workshop Ti
tle and Dates

  1. Religious epistemology, contextualism, and subject-sensitive invariantism - Hilary Term 2013
  2. Safety, methods, and religious epistemology - Trinity Term 2013
  3. Epistemic defeat and religious epistemology - Hilary Term 2014
  4. Religious epistemology and testimony - Trinity Term 2014
  5. Formal epistemology and religious epistemology - Michaelmas Term 2014
  6. 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 possible, to plan the timing of their application and their visit accordingly. 

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 and published. Visitors to the Project may also be asked to give a public lecture on the subject of their research. 

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, Term and A
pplication Deadline 


  • Michaelmas (from 07 October to 01 December) - Deadline: 30 June 2012
  • Hilary (from 13 January to 09 March) - Deadline: 30 October 2012
  • Trinity (from 21 April to 15 June) - Deadline 30 January 2013


  • Michaelmas (from 13 October to 07 December) - Deadline: 30 June 2013
  • Hilary (from 19 January to 15 March) - Deadline: 30 October 2013
  • Trinity (from 27 April to 21 June) - Deadline 30 January 2014


  • Michaelmas (from 12 October to 06 December) - Deadline: 30 June 2014
  • Hilary (from 18 January to 14 March) - Deadline: 30 October 2014
  • Trinity (from 26 April to 30 June) - Deadline 30 January 2015

These positions have been made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline January 30, 2015, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information http://www.newinsights.ox.ac.uk/
Contact name Professor John Hawthorne
Contact email
Time created February 14, 2012, 4:39pm EST
Scheduled expiry date June 13, 2012, 4:39pm BST
Expired on May 5, 2017, 3:21am BST
Last updated May 4, 2017, 10:21pm EST
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