Merton College proposes to elect a Peter J Braam Junior Research Fellow in Global Wellbeing for three years commencing on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is a fixed-term, non-renewable College appointment.
The successful candidate will be required to work as an independent researcher, in collaboration with other researchers, in a department within the University of Oxford, on a topic contributing to the solution of the most pressing global welfare problems facing the human race, such as research into the application of technology to development challenges including health, growing inequality and the lack of social cohesion, or instability in globalisation (cyber threats, collapsing financial structures). The Fellow may also, with the permission of Governing Body, undertake a limited amount of teaching in a relevant department of the university. Successful applicants will normally be required to spend most of their time in Oxford during the tenure of their Fellowship.