Research Director for Templeton World Charity Foundation Impact Accelerator

University of Oxford - Department of Materials

Grade 8

A senior appointment is available immediately for a fixed-term up to 30 June 2020 to work with Professor Andrew Briggs and colleagues. The person appointed will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for human flourishing through the best of scientific insight and spiritual wisdom. A core output will be a high level report for policy makers.

The Impact Accelerator is a new Templeton World Charity Foundation initiative designed to accelerate the impact of Sir John Templeton’s vision through engagement with opinion leaders. The purpose of these activities will be to develop and communicate resources and insights to encourage individuals and organisations to take seriously the relational and transcendent dimensions of human flourishing. Within that overall purpose, the person appointed will identify where changes in society and technology are taking place which give new opportunities for inquiry, where the uncertainties lie, and what kind of institutional structures can best incubate curiosity about meaning, purpose and truth.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience of research and writing relevant to such questions. Capacity and willingness to engage are more important than the specific discipline. We shall be looking for evidence of interdisciplinary research, with a record of publication and impact commensurate with career path. Willingness and ability to engage with others in collaborative research and dissemination is essential for this post. Availability to start not later than 1 October 2018 is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 9 May 2018.

The Department of Materials has been awarded departmental Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women. Job applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Closing Date: 09-MAY-2018 12:00

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