Dark Prison (Carcere Oscura)." J. M. W. Turner (after After Giovanni Battista Piranesi). 1790–99. The Met.

“Dark Prison (Carcere Oscura).” J. M. W. Turner (after Giovanni Battista Piranesi). 1790–99. The Met. Public Domain.


The Roots of Responsibility ERC research project is seeking to appoint two two-year full-time post-doctoral research fellowships, with effect from 1 September 2021. The call for applications for these fellowships is now open.

One of the two fellows will be based at UCL, and the other at The Queen’s College, Oxford. The duties, responsibilities, and the selection criteria are exactly the same in both cases, and we strongly encourage any candidate wishing to apply to one to apply to both, unless they have special reason to apply to one post only.

We particularly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in our profession.

Candidates are required to have received a doctoral degree in philosophy, law or a related field, or be close to completion. Also essential are excellent research skills, a well-developed plan for post-doctoral research and a willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the host institutions and of Roots of Responsibility.

The successful candidates will be required to conduct research of the highest quality in a subject relevant to Roots of Responsibility, and to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, as book chapters, and in other forms. The Fellows will also participate in related activities, including assisting in shaping the research agenda, and in planning and participating in the project’s conferences and research workshops.

These fellowships offer early career researchers the opportunity to participate in a large-scale and interdisciplinary research project, and to develop their research within one of the world’s leading universities.


The closing date for the application is midday 12.00, Friday 22 January, 2021.

Here are the links to the application pages:

The fellowship at UCL: advertisement on jobs.ac.uk and on the UCL website.

The fellowship at The Queen’s College, Oxford: advertisement on jobs.ac.uk and on the Oxford website.


Informal enquiries concerning this vacancy may be made to the project’s administrator, Dr Yuuki Ohta, using the contact form.

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