Research Fellow in Philosophy (Metacognition of Concepts)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Philosophy

Radcliffe Humanities
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £36,001 p.a.

The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint a full-time Research Fellowship in Philosophy. The areas of specialisation are empirically-informed philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of neuroscience and/or philosophy of cognitive science. The Research Fellow will work within the Project "Metacognition of Concepts", which is directed by Professor Nicholas Shea and funded by the European Research Council.

The Fellowship will commence on 1 September 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter), and is fixed-term for 4 years. This is one of two fellowships currently being advertised for this Project: the other (vacancy 126207) is identical to this post, except that it is fixed-term for 3 years. It is likely that there will be one more senior and one more junior appointment. If you would like to be considered for both posts, please submit a separate application for each.

The Research Fellow will pursue their own research under the umbrella of the Project, and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary interactions and collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Shea. This is a research position, in a world-class academic environment, with no teaching and few other duties. As such, the appointee will be expected to produce a substantial body of high quality peer-reviewed publications, single and/or co-authored. The Fellow will be supported in this aim and in other areas of their professional development.

The Research Fellow will be based at the Faculty of Philosophy in Oxford, which is a partner in the Project. The Project is led by the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London (“IP”). The Research Fellow will have the opportunity to be involved with research activity at the IP and at the Project’s other partner institution, City, University of London (Department of Psychology: Professor James Hampton), and will be expected to attend some events in London. She or he will have the opportunity to work with the Project’s other research fellows in Oxford (in philosophy) and London (in psychology), and with other Project collaborators. The Research Fellow will be able to draw on support from the Project for organising expert meetings, workshops and conferences that advance their own research interests.

The successful candidate will have received a doctoral degree in philosophy by 1 September 2017 (or will at least have submitted a thesis by the date), and will be expected to provide evidence of exceptional potential for research and publication. She or he need not have already carried out research on concepts and/or metacognition, but must demonstrate expertise in philosophy, with evidence of the potential to undertake significant research which will contribute to the aims of the Project.

Applications for this post are to be made online.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 12 December 2016.

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