Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy

Applications invited for Research Fellow in Philosophy for 'Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility' research project

Research Fellow - Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility


Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities, ROQ, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £32,600 p.a.
Vacancy ID :    124487


Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Philosophy to conduct research and related activities for the ERC Advanced Grant Research Project Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies (the ‘Project’) under the supervision and direction of Professor Seumas Miller (Principal Investigator). The Fellow will conduct research at the interface between the international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism.

The post is fixed-term for 4 years from the date of appointment which is anticipated to be October 2016. The multi-disciplinary Project is hosted partly at the University of Oxford and partly at Delft University of Technology but this post is fully located in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy; the Director of the Uehiro Centre is Professor Julian Savulescu.

The postholder will conduct collaborative research in moral philosophy, applied ethics and international law relevant to the Project’s research themes. Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Miller and literature reviews, the postholder will also participate in other project activities such as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, public engagement, development of collaborations and other occasional duties.

The postholder is to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy by the start date. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and proven track record in publishing articles in philosophy with a specialism relevant to the Project. Experience of working at the interface of international laws and moral principles pertaining to counter-terrorism is desirable.

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website no later than 12.00 midday on 5 September 2016.

Job description and online application: Research Fellow - Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility.

Enquiries to deborah.sheehan@philosophy.ox.ac.uk