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ERC Research Fellow

University of Oxford - Faculty of Philosophy

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th December 2020
Closes: 22nd January 2021
Job Ref: 148626

Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG; The Queen’s College, High Street, Oxford.

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, in association with The Queen’s College, Oxford, to conduct research in a subject relevant to Roots of Responsibility ERC project, led by John Hyman, who is Grote Professor in the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at UCL and a Senior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

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.

Roots of Responsibility draws on legal theory, biological systems theory, and the philosophy of action, cutting across traditional boundaries between metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of law. Further information about the project can be found on the project website [](

The post is fixed-term for two years commencing from 1 October 2021. The Fellow will have office space at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

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 Roots of Responsibility ERC project.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD in Philosophy, Law or a related field, 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 Faculty, College and Roots of Responsibility ERC project. For more detailed person specification, including essential and desirable criteria, please refer to the further particulars for this post.

Applications for this post are to be made online.

This post is being advertised in conjunction with a similar post at the Department of Philosophy, UCL. Candidates wishing to be considered for both posts will need to apply individually for both positions.

Applications are to be submitted no later than midday on Friday 22 January 2021.

Closing Date: 22-JAN-2021 12:00

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