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Research Fellow in Philosophical Theology - AR2226HM
School of Divinity
Vacancy Description
School of Divinity
The University of St Andrews invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in philosophical theology, beginning September 2019.

The fellow will play an important role in a funded project entitled New Directions in Philosophical Theology, supported by the Templeton Religion Trust. The fellow’s main responsibilities will be (a) to pursue research towards realizing the research vision; (b) to help develop a network of scholars and institutions working in the field; (c) to help organize an international consultation on new directions in philosophical theology; (d) to contribute to undergraduate teaching in the field. The fellow will work closely with Professor Judith Wolfe, to whom informal enquires may be directed (judith.wolfe@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Research Vision: The aim of the project is to lay the groundwork for a field-shaping programme of research in philosophical theology, defined as a theology resourced by methods and insights from within systematic theology and continental philosophy. It plans to do so (a) by building relationships with theological centres and outstanding individual researchers that already engage continental philosophy constructively for theological advancement, and (b) by formulating a shared understanding of the tasks and questions that should be prioritized over the subsequent c. five years in the field of philosophical theology.

About the University: The University of St Andrews is the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is consistently ranked among the top in the United Kingdom. The School of Divinity is one of the top-ranked theology and religion programmes in the UK, according to The Guardian and the NSS. It has a diverse and ecumenical faculty and a highly international student body.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in theology or continental philosophy. Degrees in both theology and philosophy are preferable. The successful candidate will have potential for world-class research at the intersection of theology and continental philosophy, excellent collaborative and networking skills, and proven teaching ability.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please Quote Reference: AR2226HM
Closing Date: 28 June 2019
Further Particulars: AR2226HM FPs.doc

School of Divinity
Salary: £33,199 per annum
Start Date: 2 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term: 24 months