The Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law (CEPL) invites applications for up to four short-term HLA Hart Visiting Fellowships to be held at University College, Oxford, during the academic year 2013-14. CEPL was founded in 2002 as a collaboration between three neighbouring colleges of the University of Oxford (Corpus Christi College, Merton College, and University College). It exists to encourage and support advanced work in moral, political, and legal philosophy, not only in Oxford but also nationally and internationally. More detailed information about CEPL is available on its website athttp://users.ox.ac.uk/~lawf0081/cepl/.
CEPL’s HLA Hart Visiting Fellowship Scheme is aimed at philosophers on sabbatical leave from other institutions who wish to spend a period of time working in Oxford, normally for the duration of one extended university term, although consideration will also be given to applications for Fellowships spanning two consecutive terms, or during vacations. In all cases, the maximum duration of the Fellowship and of the associated benefits is 11 weeks. The Oxford terms are known as Michaelmas (early October to mid-December), Hilary (early January to late March), Trinity (mid-April to end June). The Long Vacation starts in early July, until late September, and applicants should bear in mind that during this period there are few academic events. The Fellowships are unsalaried, but attract a housing allowance of up to £1000 per calendar month, depending on circumstances. Successful applicants will be provided with an attractive office in University College. They will also enjoy full use of the College’s academic and social facilities, on the same basis as other College Fellows, including free meals at the common table. The College and the Centre will normally have just one Visiting Fellow in residence at any one time, but special arrangements may be possible for those working on joint projects, or in other exceptional circumstances.
Visiting Fellows are expected to engage in advanced philosophical work in Oxford during the period of their Fellowship, and to participate in the common academic life of the legal, political and moral philosophy communities, as appropriate. CEPL welcomes applications from philosophers at a relatively early stage of their careers as well as from senior and well-established philosophers. HLA Hart Visiting Fellows in previous years have included Susan Wolf (UNC), Kevin Toh (Indiana), Tom Hurka (Toronto), Rae Langton (MIT), Roger Shiner (British Columbia), Kimberley Brownlee (Manchester), Daniel Star (Boston), and John Skorupski (St Andrews).
Applicants for 2013-14 visits should send a brief CV, a one-page statement of the research plan to be pursued during the period of the Fellowship, details of the term(s) which the applicants would like to spend in Oxford (Michaelmas, Hilary, Trinity, Long Vacation), and the names and contact details of two academic referees to the Academic Services Manager, University College, Oxford, OX1 4BH (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; fax +44 1865 276790) to reach her by 12 noon on Friday 25 January 2013
In addition, candidates should fill out a recruitment monitoring form (this form is used for monitoring purposes only and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee), which can be found to the left of this advert.
Candidates should ask their referees to write to the Academic Services Manager by the same date. Applicants and their referees are encouraged to submit all material electronically. Informal enquiries from those interested in Visiting Fellowships may be directed to Professor John Gardner (email@example.com).