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ERC Research Fellow

University College London - Department of Philosophy

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 UCL Grade 7 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st February 2019
Closes: 8th March 2019
Job Ref: 1788367

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow for the Roots of Responsibility ERC project, at the Department of Philosophy, UCL, to conduct research in a subject relevant to the project.

Research will include producing publications to be submitted to journals, as book chapters and as internal reports. The Fellow will also participate in related activities, such as contributing new ideas for research projects, assisting in shaping the research agenda, and both attending and presenting at conferences and research workshops belonging to the Roots of Responsibility ERC project.

The post is fixed-term for two years commencing from 1 October 2019 in the first instance.

The Fellowship offers early career researchers the opportunity to participate in a large-scale and interdisciplinary research project, and to develop their research within one of the world’s leading universities.

Roots of Responsibility: Metaphysics, Humanity, and Society is a five-year, €2.1 million project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (project ID: 789270). The aim of the project is to advance traditional philosophical debates about responsibility and free will by exploring the network of human capacities responsibility involves and the social, institutional and interpersonal contexts in which questions about responsibility arise.

The successful candidate will be required to conduct research of the highest quality in a subject relevant to the Roots of Responsibility ERC project.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent), or be close to completion. Also essential are excellent research skills, a well-developed plan for post-doctoral research and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the Roots of Responsibility ERC project, and the Department of Philosophy, UCL.

This position is not intended for those who have already had another comparable post-doctoral appointment.

UCL vacancy reference: 1788367       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

The application must include:

  • A CV and supporting statement.
  • A research proposal (of up to 1500 words) within the parameters of the Roots of Responsibility ERC project.
  • The names and addresses of two referees. Candidates should also ask their referees to send their references directly to Dr Yuuki Ohta ( )  by the closing date of this role. Candidates should supply each referee with the information about this post.

Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.

All applications must be received by midday on the closing date stated in the online advertisement.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Yuuki Ohta ( ).

Note: This post is being advertised in conjunction with a similar post at the Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, in association with the Queen's College, Oxford. The duties, responsibilities, and the selection criteria are identical between the two posts; therefore, we strongly encourage any candidate wishing to apply to one to apply to both, unless they have special reason to apply to one post only.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 12:00.

Interview Date: 21, 22 or 25 March 2019 (TBC)

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