University of Western Ontario, Dept. of Philosophy, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Oct 12, 2008 Dec 05, 2008

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, invites applicants for the Rotman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Science (one year with a possibility of renewal for a second year). The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for new scholars in philosophy of science to pursue their chosen areas of scholarly research further in a research intensive environment. The Rotman Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Science will have an office in the SEER (Science, Epistemology, and Ethics Research) Lab in the Department of Philosophy and the use of the University's internet and library resources. It is expected that the Fellow will give one lecture on her or his research during the course of the year at Western and that the Fellow will participate in the research life of the Department through conferences, research groups, informal reading groups, etc. Postdoctoral Fellows may also apply for limited duties (part-time) teaching up to a maximum of one full course.

Candidates must have had a PhD in Philosophy conferred within two years from the start of the fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this postdoctoral fellowship, July 1, 2009. The stipend is $35,000 Canadian plus a research allowance of $5,000 Canadian.

Please send curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference:
Professor Samantha Brennan,
Chair, Department of Philosophy, Talbot College,
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario,
Canada N6A 3K7
Fax: 519-661-3922
E-Mail: brennan

Applications must be received by November 30, 2008, to be considered for an interview at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meeting.

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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