Future Leaders Fellowships: Indian Philosophy and Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy, University of Oxford

flf call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford seeks expressions of interest from potential applicants in the field of Indian Philosophy, and in the field of Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy, to the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/future-leaders-fellowships-round-6/). The Faculty hopes to support one or more applicants in these areas in the current round of the scheme.

The Future Leaders Fellowship is of four years’ duration, it allows the possibility of extension for up to a further three years, and it will come with a college association. At the end of the fellowship, the Faculty intends to create new permanent posts, with a corresponding Area of Specialisation, which the holder of the Future Leaders Fellowship will be eligible to apply for. The intended start date for the Fellowships is October 2021.

The Faculty intends these Fellowships to play a key role in broadening the areas of research and teaching currently pursued within philosophy in Oxford, whilst retaining connection and dialogue with our existing areas of strength in research and teaching (https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/research; https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses).

Potential applicants should have an ambitious research programme in Indian Philosophy or in Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy which is suitable for development over four or more years, and they should have an interest in developing their subject-area both in terms of research and in teaching in Oxford.   

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a doctoral degree (PhD or DPhil) in philosophy or a closely related subject. In addition to outstanding potential for research in the relevant area, they should either already have, or show evidence of the commitment and potential to acquire during the course of the Fellowship, the ability to contribute to elements of the core undergraduate philosophy curriculum in Oxford (see https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/course-descriptions-first-public-examination-fpe ; https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/course-descriptions-finals#collapse390701 for an outline of the curriculum).

We request expressions of interest by Midday UK time (GMT) on Friday 27 November 2020 to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Expressions of interest should contain a full up-to-date CV (including as relevant teaching experience and interests) and a brief outline statement (no longer than 500 words) of the proposed programme of research. Please include links to your strongest piece, or pieces, of research, published or otherwise, and if possible, please request a referee (or referees) who is (are) able to comment on the strength of your research to send a letter of reference by the same date. We will contact successful candidates no later than 4 December, in order to meet the UKRI scheme’s initial deadline of 10 December. We will work with successful candidates to develop their full application in time for the final UKRI deadline of 19 January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Philosophy Faculty Board, Professor Chris Timpson