Postdoctoral Fellowships on Science and Secularization

University of Queensland

Job type: post doc

Application deadline: October 26, 2014

The University of Queensland is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for up to five years to conduct research on themes related to ‘Science and Secularization’.  These Fellowships are associated with Professor Harrison’s Australian Research Council Laureate which will investigate science and secularization in different historical periods and in different cultural contexts.

The project will be based in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland (UQ). UQ is known as one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions, located in an attractive setting in the city of Brisbane.

The successful candidates will work on a topic related to the themes of the project and will make a significant contribution to the project outcomes.  While applications concerned with any aspect of science and secularization are welcome, applicants with an interest in cross cultural comparisons, science and secularization in non-Western contexts are particularly welcome.

Applicants require a PhD in a relevant field.  These would include religious studies, history, history of science, and sociology.  Candidates with doctorates in other fields will be considered if their area of research expertise is relevant to the project.

These are full-time, fixed term appointments at Academic level A for up to five years. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,625 – $80,107 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

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Posted: October 08, 2014