First, let me say how impressed I am that the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute is devoting itself to these kinds of questions. Bravo!
Second, I hope you might consider applying. I am told by the powers-that-be at UCONN that it is not too late.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities Institute
Job ID: 2017625
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The researcher will work under the auspices of Humility & Conviction in Public Life (HCPL), an applied research project generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse over such topics as morality, politics, science and religion. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For more information on the project, please see its website.
Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a humanities field (broadly construed) by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; and active research and public engagement interests integrating well with the stated aims and interests of the HCPL project.
Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that indicates strong interest in applied research relevant to public discourse, interest in or knowledge of research on intellectual or epistemic humility, public deliberation and dialogue; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of project and Institute missions.
This is an 11 month, annually renewable position. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be in the Humanities Institute on the Storrs campus.
Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: 1) cover letter with description of how your research and qualifications mesh with the HCPL project, 2) CV, and 3) a sample of scholarly writing. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 1, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment background check. (Search # 2017625).
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All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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