Visiting Fellow (for early career researchers)
The LSRI welcomes applications from early career researchers for a Visiting Fellowship to be held for three months in Oxford from April 2022.
On this page you will find more information on what the Fellowship is, who it is for, and how to apply.
The mission of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute (LSRI) is to carry out cutting-edge multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for societal transformation on the most pressing ecological and social issues of our day. We do that by pursuing a holistic and integrated research programme inclusive of all faiths and spiritual traditions.
This Visiting Fellowship has been established to support academic research in areas relevant to that mission. It will be held at the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford. It is offered for up to three months from the first week of April 2022 to the first week of July 2022 (three months inclusive). A degree of flexibility on dates can be offered if circumstances require.
Applicants are invited from scholars from any discipline who are within seven years of completing their doctorate and who are already established in an academic position within a university or other institute of higher education.
They must have an established or promising track record of scholarship in the field, as well as a commitment to a high-quality publication output.
Applicants are welcome from any disciplinary background, but they must be able to engage in rigorous academic work on the LSRI’s annual research theme.
Applicants this year are invited to engage in research on the theme: land and agriculture.
The candidate will also receive free registration for an international conference to be hosted at Christ Church, University of Oxford by the LSRI and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life entitled Contestations in Land and Agriculture: New Perspectives in Theology and Ethics. This will take place from 16-18 May 2022.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will contribute to the academic life of the LSRI in various ways, including by delivering a public lecture, a seminar and a briefing paper on the research theme.
The successful applicant will receive various benefits, including membership of the Campion Hall Common Room, a monthly stipend towards accommodation and living costs in Oxford, travel costs, and opportunities to engage with scholars affiliated with the LSRI, Campion Hall and the University of Oxford.
Applicants are required to submit:
- A full academic CV.
- A letter of support from their Head of Department.
- A research proposal of no more than 2,500 words which outlines how they will benefit from affiliation with the LSRI, as well as their intended publication plans.
Applications should be sent to the Assistant Director for Research Programming, Dr Tim Howles, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 September 2021. Applications will be considered by a panel appointed by the Director of the LSRI. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an online interview. Candidates will be informed by 11 October 2021.