Assistant Professor (Research): La Retraite Fellow In Theology And Spirituality
This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 3 years from 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2021.
This is an opportunity for a first-rank post-doctoral researcher. Applications will be considered both from candidates whose background lies at the intersection of Theology and Spirituality, and from candidates with a background in constructive, systematic, historical or philosophical Theology who wish to undertake a postdoctoral project in the area of Theology and Spirituality in the Catholic tradition. The successful candidate will be expected to submit articles emerging from this research to leading academic journals, and to complete, or to be working towards completion of, a monograph.
As part of the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, the La Retraite 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. The appointee will be directly responsible to the Head of Department of Theology and Religion, but will work in consultation with the Bede Professor of Catholic Theology, Karen Kilby, who is PI for this project; and with Dr Rik van Nieuwenhove, the Co-Investigator. The appointee will be fully involved in the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS), working in collaboration with the other CCS staff members, associates, and postgraduate community.