Junior Research Fellow

Woolf Institute

Founded in 1998, the Woolf Institute's mission is to improve relations between religion and society through education. It combines teaching, scholarship and outreach, focusing on Jews, Christians and Muslims, to encourage tolerance and foster understanding between people of all beliefs. 

Established in 1998, with strong links to the University of Cambridge, its primary aim is to answer practical and theoretical questions concerning aspects of identity, culture and practice using multidisciplinary approaches with research, teaching and public education staff from a wide range of academic backgrounds. We strive, in our research and outreach, to demonstrate how greater understanding of commonality and difference can inform and enhance the wider public good.

The Institute now wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow for a forthcoming two-year research project concerned with religious fundamentalism.

We are looking for a post-doctoral scholar with good knowledge and experience in the study of religion and interdisciplinary research. The project will involve textual study as well as ethnography with a strong focus on modern as well as contemporary religious fundamentalisms.

Expertise in at least two of the religions under review will be required and the candidate needs to demonstrate knowledge of religious fundamentalism. Experience in fieldwork and online dissemination would also be helpful.

The Junior Research Fellow will work with the Founder Director, and other Woolf Institute staff on the project. The person should also feel comfortable working within a fast-paced work environment, in an Institute with a strong academic focus, and as part of a small staff. Finally, the successful candidate will need to be able to commute easily to the Cambridge area.

This is a 2-year contract.

For the project, see http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/assets/file-downloads/JRF-Uncovering-Fundamentalism-Project-Summary.pdf.

For the job and person specification see http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/assets/file-downloads/JRF-Uncovering-Fundamentalism-Job-Description-and-Specification.pdf.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and any relevant publications to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk.

The applicant should also list in the letter names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

The application deadline is 2nd January; interviews will be conducted on 18th or 22nd January.

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