Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics

Recruitment Period Open date: October 1st, 2018 Next review date: October 31st, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: October 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Description

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.

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 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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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/8/2018
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