[INDOLOGY] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hindu Philosophy, Global Philosophy of Religion Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation

Shalini Sinha shalinisinha90 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 9 14:14:23 EDT 2020

Posted on behalf of Prof. Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham.  For further information, please contact Prof. Nagasawa at:   Y.Nagasawa at bham.ac.uk<mailto:Y.Nagasawa at bham.ac.uk>

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Hindu Philosophy of Religion - 95868 - School of Philsophy, Theology and Religion - Grade 7*
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Position Details

School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, College of Arts and Law

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time

Grade 7

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year.

Fixed term until May 31, 2023

Closing date: April 7, 2020


We are now recruiting a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hindu Philosophy of Religion in the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. This role has been created as part of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project led by Professor Yujin Nagasawa. We are also recruiting a postdoctoral Research Fellows in Islamic Philosophy of Religion and Jewish Philosophy of Religion.

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project is a major international initiative to promote research in the philosophy of religion, addressing underrepresented religious traditions and geographical regions. It is supported by funding from the John Templeton Foundation and the Dynamic Investment Fund (DIF) at the University of Birmingham.

For more information about the Global Philosophy of Religion Project, please see the project website: http://www.global-philosophy.org<http://www.global-philosophy.org/>

Project Team

The project team will consist of the Principal Investigator (Nagasawa), the Project Manager, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, three postdoctoral Research Fellows (one each in Hindu, Islamic and Jewish Philosophy of Religion) and an administrator. They will work closely with the advisory board of the project, which consists of scholars from diverse regions and religious traditions.

Details of this Post

The Research Fellow in Hindu Philosophy of Religion will be a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 33 months starting on 1st September 2020. The appointee will investigate central topics in the philosophy of religion—such as the existence and nature of deities, death and immortality, and evil and suffering in the world—from a Hindu perspective. The Research Fellow will contribute to the wider activity of the project, including the publication of books and papers arising from project research and the organisation of conferences and other academic events, and may also be involved in the supervision of students. As a member of the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, the Research Fellow will join a lively and flourishing research community in a collegiate and highly ambitious environment.

Main Duties

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
• Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
• Contribute to writing bids for research funding
• Analyse and interpret data
• Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
• Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
• Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
• Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
• Undertake management/administration arising from research
• Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
• Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
• Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
• Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
• Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
• Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
Scope of the Role
• Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
• Operate within area of specialism
• Analyse and interpret research findings and results
• Contribute to generating funding
• Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar
Person Specification
• Specialist in Hindu philosophy of religion with a doctorate (or near completion) in Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies or a related subject.
• An excellent publication record commensurate with their career stage
• High-level analytical capability
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly
• Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
• Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Informal enquires can be made to Y.Nagasawa at bham.ac.uk<mailto:Y.Nagasawa at bham.ac.uk>

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community’

Valuing excellence; sustaining investment

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Work Locations ERI Building Pritchatts Road University of BirminghamEdgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT
Job Academic Non-clinical
Organization Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Schedule Regular
Job Posting 02.03.2020, 5:35:16 AM
Grade (for job description) Grade 7

Dr. Shalini Sinha
Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy

Edith Morley G 66
Department of Philosophy,
The University of Reading,
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AA.
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