Assistant Professor (Research) The Vann Fellowship in Christianity and the Military
This role is fixed term for 3 years commencing 1 September 2018. It is full time but requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares will be considered.
As part of the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, The Vann Fellowship is located in what is internationally recognised as the leading Theology Department in the United Kingdom, and one that is currently ranked third in the world. For administrative purposes, The Vann Fellow will be attached to the Department of Theology and Religion’s Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies, but the Fellowship will be open to the study of all Christian traditions. Through its planned rolling programme of three-year, postdoctoral fellowships, it will recruit world-class scholars with new expertise and fresh insights to share into the compelling but controversial relationship between Christianity and the military across time, space and different Christian traditions.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in any relevant subject area with a particular interest in the study of Christianity and the military profession (including naval and air forces). The successful applicant will be expected to liaise with donors and with the media when required; to deliver and publish at least one annual lecture (namely The Robbins Lecture) during the term of their Fellowship; to engage in relevant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; to support the Department's impact work with military chaplains; and to have completed an original academic monograph by the end of their Fellowship. Fellows will work under the direction of Canon Professor Michael Snape, the originator of the Fellowship and the Director of The Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies.