The University of Oxford proposes to appoint four postdoctoral research fellows to join its 'Virtues and Vocations' project group, exploring the intersection between character formation, leadership development and institutional culture in four specific sectors: business, finance, law and technology.
The project's research is intended to advance theoretical and practical knowledge of character formation as it concerns the focal sectors. Our work will be thoroughly interdisciplinary, considering philosophical, theological, psychological, educational, and sociological aspects of character virtue development.
The project builds on the existing work of the Oxford Character Project. It will be housed in the Faculty of Theology and Religion and work in conjunction with faculty from relevant Oxford departments as well as industry partners.
Each postholder will be responsible for carrying out research and developing and piloting character and leadership development programmes in one of the project's four focal sectors (business, finance, law, technology). The postholders will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants and project volunteers.
This is a fixed-term post available for 3 years from the 1 September 2020.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of a relevant doctorate in philosophical, theological, psychological, educational or sociological accounts of human character and virtue with demonstrable research interest in character and leadership development
The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 April 2020. Interviews will take place on 7 April 2020.
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