Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford
Grade 7 post
(£31,604 - £38,883 per annum)
Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to conduct research in philosophy and applied ethics for the Wellcome Trust funded research project: Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis, which is hosted by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Philosophy.
This post is fixed term for one year from the date of appointment with excellent opportunities for career advancement.
The Fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Dr Thomas Douglas (Principal Investigator for the research project), with a focus on ‘The Ethics of Environmental and Biological Behavioural Influence in Crime Prevention’, examining the nature and moral status of different kinds of behavioural influence (including coercion, manipulation, nudging and biological intervention).
The Fellow will produce publications of high quality research, undertake literature reviews, and participate in other project activities. This participation may involve developing collaborative relationships, contributing to public engagement activities, grant applications and event planning, and performing other occasional duties such as event organisation, administration and teaching.
The postholder is required to hold the degree of PhD (or equivalent), or be a doctoral candidate near completion, in philosophy or other relevant discipline (such as law or political theory) with specialisation in applied ethics, normative ethics, political philosophy or other related sub-discipline. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record, and demonstrated ability to publish in journals in applied ethics, normative ethics, or political philosophy.
Applications must be made online via the University jobs website (vacancy ID: 134732) where further particulars for the post are available.
Applications are to be submitted no later than midday (UK time) Friday 8th June 2018.