Metaphysics of Pregnancy – Two Post-Doctoral Research Positions, Southampton

>Two Post-Doctoral Research Positions in association with ERC-funded
>’Metaphysics of Pregnancy’ Project, Southampton
>Salary:   £28,982 to £35,609 per annum
>Full Time Fixed Term – 3 years 7 months
>Closing Date:   Friday 29 July 2016
>Reference:  752416F4
>Applications are invited for two fixed term (3 years, 7 months)
>post-doctoral research fellowships in association with Dr Elselijn
>Kingma¹s ERC-funded research project ŒBetter Understanding the
>Metaphysics of Pregnancy¹.  [
> ] The
>post-holders will be expected to devote the majority of their time to the
>research project, and teach one course per year.
>The successful candidate will have excellent research skills; an
>enthusiastic and collaborative personality; and the ability to carry out
>a programme of research that falls within the scope of the proposed
>research project. There is a defeasible preference for candidates with an
>AOS in metaphysics and/or philosophy of biology/the life-sciences and/or
>feminist philosophy, but any candidate who can make a case for their
>background and/or envisioned research contributing to the research
>project will be given full consideration, and is warmly encouraged to
>The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in a relevant subject
>area by the date of appointment, or at least will have submitted their
>thesis. It is hoped that the candidate will be able to take up the post
>on the 26th of September 2016, but this is negotiable.
>For enquiries, please contact Elselijn Kingma
>The closing date for applications is 29th July 2016.
>Application procedure:
>You should submit your completed online application form at
><>. The application
>deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need
>any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)
>23 8059 2507. Please quote reference  752416F4 on all correspondence.
>Applicants are advised to closely read the short and long versions of the
>present project proposal, available at the bottom of the research project
>As part of their application, applicants will be expected to upload
>(1)  a CV;
>(2)  a list of publications;
>(3)  the contact details of two referees, who will be contacted at the
>shortlisting stage.
>Applicants are also expected to concisely answer the following three
>questions as part of the application process, in 1-4 paragraphs each.
>1.     Please demonstrate how your existing research expertise will
>contribute to the research project and the research team.
>2.     Please outline what your proposed research plans will be under the
>auspices of the project, and explain how they relate to the rest of the
>proposed working program and the overall project aims. (Existing research
>proposal available at the bottom of this page:
>Please note that whilst your plans can be similar to the work packages
>presently proposed, they need not be; creativity is encouraged.
>3.     Please explain what skills other than your research expertise you
>bring to the project, in particular skills that are relevant to
>collaborative research, outreach, planning & management, initiative,
>interdisciplinary engagement, and team-work.
>At shortlisting stage, applicants will be asked to provide one writing
>A link to the online application and the full job description and person
>specification can be found here:
>Elselijn Kingma
>Associate Professor in Philosophy
>University of Southampton