The University of California, Irvine invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Cosmology. The Fellowship will
provide an outstanding early-career scholar in philosophy of physics
with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with
physicists and philosophers, in particular with project members in the
UC Irvine Center for Cosmology. More info here:
The Fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Logic & Philosophy
of Science at the University of California, Irvine, one of the world’s
strongest departments in philosophy of science. The Fellow will be
supervised by James Weatherall. Irvine faculty members include leading
scholars on a variety of topics in philosophy of physics, including
foundations of quantum mechanics, foundations of space-time theories,
and on general issues regarding methodology and evidential reasoning.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship has a duration of up to two years. The
initial appointment is for one year, with renewals annually conditional
on satisfactory performance. The Fellow will have access to shared
office space in the Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science. Fellows
are expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department
by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and
conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research
groups, reading groups, and outreach activities. There are no teaching
obligations associated with this position, but Fellows are expected to
contribute to graduate student mentorship.
The start date for the Fellowship is negotiable, with a preference for 1
January 2019. Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy of physics or
a related field conferred within five years of the start of the
Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date
of this Postdoctoral Fellowship. The salary is competitive, and depends
on background and experience of the applicant.
Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04960. A complete
application will consist of a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no
more than 8000 words, a research statement, a statement of commitment to
diversity, and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and will continue
until the position is filled. Applicants should have fluent oral and
written communication skills in English. The University of California,
Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing
inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
the UC nondiscrimination policy. This fellowship is funded through a
grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation.
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