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Gifford Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

14 March 2022

The University of St Andrews invites applications for a 24-month Gifford Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Philosophy, within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. The fellowship will commence on 1st September 2022.

The fellow’s primary responsibility is to pursue their research agenda and to publish high-quality research. Secondary responsibilities include contributing to teaching and assisting with administrative responsibilities within philosophy.

The research carried out by the Fellow will fall broadly within the area of Lord Gifford’s bequest, namely natural theology understood as a discipline based on the observation of nature and the use of reason. Scholars with specializations in a comprehensive range of areas of philosophy, from mainstream epistemology to metaphysics, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy, are welcome to apply provided their research aligns with the goals of Lord Gifford's Trust. The successful candidate will carry out cutting-edge research work and contribute to the teaching of philosophy in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Further details of the terms of Lord Gifford’s bequest will be found within the further particulars.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Dr Simon Prosser (, or Dr Mara van der Lugt (, if they wish to enquire informally about the position.