Two-year Project Researcher/Administrator – Environmental Ethics, Politics and Theology

Applications are invited for the post of Researcher/Administrator on the project ‘Hope for Creation’ administered by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (based at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge) jointly with the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) (based at Tyndale House, Cambridge).

Applicants should be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Faraday Institute and KLICE. For further information visit:Research.php (Project 6) (projects)

The postholder will be employed by St. Edmund’s College and would work principally from Tyndale House and the Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College. Under the overall supervision of Professor Robert White (project director), s/he would report in the first instance to Dr. Jonathan Chaplin (Director, KLICE). The other member of the project team is postdoctoral fellow Dr Jonathan Moo (Faraday Institute).The responsibilities of the post are:
*providing research support for members of the research team
*assisting in the organisation of an international conference on environmental ethics and policy projected for 2011
*writing accessible articles for church and wider public audiences in collaboration with other team members
*assisting in editing project outputs
*assisting Prof White in editing material for publicationThe successful candidate will have at least a first degree in an environmental or geographical subject, environmental politics, or environmental theology/ethics. Familiarity with both environmental studies and environmental theology/theological ethics is highly desirable. The postholder will possess not only relevant research and writing skills but also administrative and organisational capacities.This is a two-year appointment available immediately. Salary will be up to £27,000 pa according to age and experience and is pensionable (Universities Superannuation Scheme). Benefits include free lunches at St Edmund’s College.Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jonathan Chaplin (contact details below),
to whom applications should be made by 1 February 2010. Application packages (which may be submitted by email) should include:
*covering letter
*a full CV
*a writing sample
*names and current contact details of 3 referees (two academic, one personal)Interviews will held in Cambridge in mid-February 2010.Dr Jonathan Chaplin
Director, KLICE
Tyndale House
36 Selwyn Gardens
Cambridge CB3 9BA
01223 566625

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