Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JOB: Essex (2)

Two Fixed-Term Posts, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex - deadline: 06th December 2010

As a new initiative of the Essex Autonomy Project, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex and the AHRC will enter into a partnership on the theme "Contested Autonomy in Public Policy and Professional Practice". This initiative adds to the already existing three-year research initiative, "Deciding for Oneself: Autonomous Judgment in History, Theory and Practice", which started its life in April 2010 (see www.essex.ac.uk/autonomy).

As part of the new initiative, we are now advertising two fixed-term posts - see below. In both cases, the application deadline comes up very soon (*6th December 2010*) and successful candidates will be asked to start working from the beginning of January 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

(1) SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER, Department of Philosophy
Ref: RE233
Salary: In the range £29,853-£30,747 per annum Closing date: 06/12/10 Interviews are likely to be held: Mon., 20 December 2010

We are looking to make a fixed-term appointment of a Senior Research Officer to work on the research and knowledge exchange project Contested Autonomy in Public Policy and Professional Practice, based in the Department of Philosophy. The postholder will have a research background in applied ethics, law, and/or public policy. It is our expectation that the successful candidate will have an advanced degree in philosophy, law or related disciplines prior to taking up the post; consideration will be given, however, to candidates for whom completion of the PhD or equivalent is imminent. The successful candidate will have to be an effective communicator with commitment to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue. Applications from candidates with a legal background are encouraged. A degree in philosophy is not an essential requirement.

The AHRC funded project Contested Autonomy in Public Policy and Professional Practice is part of the Essex Autonomy Project (EAP) -- a collaborative, interdisciplinary research initiative of the Philosophy Department at the University of Essex. Its aim is to investigate the ideal of self-determination in human affairs. For more information see: http://www.essex.ac.uk/autonomy. The AHRC grant is co-directed by Prof. Wayne Martin and Dr. Fabian Freyenhagen and overseen by a Project Planning Team, comprising senior officers of the AHRC, members of EAP, and distinguished practitioners.

The appointee will participate in all aspects of the research project, and provide research assistance to the investigators. He or she will have special responsibility for preparing materials relevant to Public Policy Seminars and Knowledge Exchange activities. This will include responsibilities for preparing policy documents and/or curricular materials in one or more of the following areas: Unified Mental Health Legislation; the Mac-CAT(T); Autonomy and Paternalism: An International Comparison. He or she will be centrally involved in planning and routine running of the project, including organising and overseeing events, and taking partial editorial responsibility for resulting publications.

Appointment to this post will be fixed term for duration of one year, starting 1 January 2011 or as soon after as possible. Funding for the post is provided until 31 March 2011 in the first instance with the expectation of funding for the remainder pending final approval.

For further information see: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=54532


(2) VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT PROJECT OFFICER, Department of Philosophy
Ref: RE233
Salary: In the range £29,853-£30,747 pa (pro rated for duration of contract) Closing date: 06/12/10 Interviews are likely to be held: Mon., 20 December 2010

We are looking to make a nine-month, fixed-term appointment of a Virtual Learning Environment Project Officer to develop and roll out a Distance Learning Hub for the research and knowledge exchange project Contested Autonomy in Public Policy and Professional Practice, based in the Department of Philosophy. The postholder will have experiences with distance learning facilities and virtual learning environments. A research background in moral philosophy, political philosophy, applied ethics, law, and/or public policy would be an advantage. The successful candidate will have to be an effective communicator with commitment to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue. A degree in philosophy is not an essential requirement.

The AHRC funded project Contested Autonomy in Public Policy and Professional Practice is part of the Essex Autonomy Project (EAP) -- a collaborative, interdisciplinary research initiative of the Philosophy Department at the University of Essex. Its aim is to investigate the ideal of self-determination in human affairs. For more information see: http://www.essex.ac.uk/autonomy. The AHRC grant is co-directed by Prof. Wayne Martin and Dr. Fabian Freyenhagen and overseen by a Project Planning Team, comprising senior officers of the AHRC, members of EAP, and distinguished practitioners.

The appointee will participate in all aspects of the project. He or she will have special responsibility for developing and rolling out a Distance Learning Hub and will contribute to the delivery of the AHRC Autonomy Summer School, for which the Distance Learning Hub provides one of the key components.

Appointment to this post will be fixed term for the duration of nine months, starting 1 January 2011 or as soon after as possible. Funding for the post is provided until 31 March 2011 in the first instance with the expectation of funding for the remainder pending final approval

For further information see: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=54533

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