John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow

Pennsylvania, United States
12 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow serves the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) in the School of Arts and Sciences.

In 2018, the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) and the University of Pennsylvania library obtained the papers of G.E.M./Elizabeth Anscombe (Anscombe Archives). The papers in the Anscombe Archives have only recently been made available for researchers affording the John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow a unique opportunity to conduct research on one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will conduct original research and write at least two scholarly articles using the Anscombe Archives as their principal source documents. 

PRRUCS will co-sponsor events, workshops, and conferences related to research associated with the Anscombe Archives and related to the work of its Perry Family Scholars for Science, Spirituality, and Service. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will lead all phases of the planning and implementation of the Anscombe events; and assist in the planning and implementation of the Perry Family Scholars for Science Spirituality, and Service Events. 

Other duties as assigned 

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow is a one-year term appointment.

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow direct reports to the Perry Executive Director of PRRUCS.


A doctoral degree in Philosophy or a cognate field is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and experience in conducting research and writing about the works of G.E.M. Anscombe.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.