Research Fellows x2 - AR1758MR
Vacancy Description
School of Divinity, Salary: £31,656 per annum, Fixed term: 2 years, Start: 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

The University of St Andrews and the Templeton Foundation are funding two Research Fellowships in the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology. Each fellowship is for a period of two years.

The Logos Institute is within the School of Divinity in the University of St Andrews, which is an internationally renowned centre of excellence. The establishment of the Logos Institute is the result of a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust and matched funding from the University of St Andrews. In addition to its Director, the Reader and a fixed term Lecturer/Director of communication, there will be four, part-time, Professorial Fellows: Professors Oliver Crisp, C. Stephen Evans, Peter van Inwagen and Michael Rea.

The Institute is directed by Professor A. J. Torrance who will oversee the Institute’s work in analytic theology and its interdisciplinary aim of bringing theology, Biblical exegesis and philosophy into constructive engagement. Professor N.T. Wright will oversee the exegetical input and Dr A.J. Cotnoir, the philosophical input. Several other biblical scholars and theologians from Divinity will also participate in the institute’s research. Also, building on his previous Templeton SiC grant and as collaborator in this new Templeton grant, Dr Andrew B Torrance, will be the director of communication and a fixed term lecturer.

Fellowships will be awarded to carry out research in order to write a monograph and journal articles in the following subject areas:
1. The relationship of God to time and history;
2. Personhood: divine and human;
3. Forgiveness and Reconciliation: divine and human;
4. Human uniqueness and purposiveness.

Applicants must have a PhD in systematic theology/philosophical theology and/or biblical scholarship and exegesis, and have scholarly publications in at least one of these areas. They should be familiar with the principles and commitments of Analytic Theology and be interested in engaging in it. They should also be committed to constructive interdisciplinary engagement spanning theology, analytic philosophy, Biblical studies and the sciences. A capacity to make an immediate contribution to the publications output of the Institute is essential. The selection process will seek to ensure an even distribution of winning candidates across the four subject fields.

Applicants for the research fellowships will be required to submit the following:

1. A research proposal. This would take the form of a 200-word abstract and a1000-word proposal articulating the key questions that they would address during their time at the Logos Institute. The proposal would also demonstrate how their research would relate to the institute’s aims and commitments. 

2. Publication plans. This would take the form of a statement of the published outputs that they would realistically expect to result from being awarded a research fellowship.

The fellowship will be from 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2018.

For specific questions on related academic issues you should contact the Director of the Logos Institute, Professor Alan Torrance: torrance@st-andrews.ac.uk

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.  

Please quote ref: AR1758MR

Closing Date: 30 March 2016

Further Particulars: AR1758MR FPs.doc

School of Divinity
Salary: £31,656 per annum
Fixed Term: 2 years
Start: 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter