How to apply for the MA/research assistant position:
The Theology, Science, and Knowledge project, a 1.1-million dollar project at the University of Missouri--St Louis (UMSL) funded by the John Templeton Foundation, invites applications for a fully funded M.A. position in the Department of Philosophy. The 2-year position begins at the start of the Fall 2019 semester and ends at the conclusion of the Spring 2021 semester. It carries full tuition remission, benefits, and a $15,000 stipend per year. The successful candidate will be expected to complete the requirements for the M.A. degree in philosophy, and work (approx. 10 hrs/week) as a research assistant for the project co-PIs, Billy Dunaway and Jon McGinnis.
The Theology, Science, and Knowledge project aims to foster interaction between research in medieval Islamic philosophy and contemporary philosophical issues, especially in epistemology. Please see the project website (theologyscienceandknowledge.org) for more information.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject may apply. Preference will be given to applicants who (i) have demonstrated research interests on the project theme (including Islamic philosophy and epistemology) and will complete an M.A. thesis on the topic; (ii) can work efficiently and effectively as a research assistant to search archives, scan texts, summarize research, manage a website, and coordinate travel; (iii) has the ability to complete the M.A. program in philosophy with distinction, and (iv) shows promise of the potential to promote the project goals through research and outreach after the conclusion of the project.
To apply, go follow the instructions for application to the UMSL Philosophy M.A. program here: https://www.umsl.edu/~philo/MA%20Program/Admissions/index.html. In addition to transcripts, writing sample, three confidential letters of recommendation, and GRE scores (optional, but recommended), include in your application a personal statement that clearly states your interest in the R.A. position for the Theology, Science, and Knowledge project, and describes your interests in connection with the project. You may additionally send your writing sample and letters to Billy Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject MA application. Applications will be considered beginning February 28, 2019, though later applications may be considered.