Visiting Fellowships, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

Feb 25, 2010 Jul 30, 2010

Visiting Fellowships are open to scholars with a PhD. degree pursuing a research project that engages contemporary science from ethical, epistemological, or historical perspectives. Visiting Fellows will have no formal duties, but they will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual community of the Rotman Institute. Visiting Fellows will be asked to give a talk describing their research project, and they are encouraged to participate in the many reading groups, seminars, talks, and other ongoing projects at the Rotman Institute. They are required to reside in London, Ontario during the Fellowship and to make regular use of their office at the Rotman Institute.

Visiting Fellows will be provided with an office, computer, full library access, and minimal office support. They will be paid a supplementary stipend of $1,000 - 1,300 per month. They can participate in the activities of the Department of Philosophy including colloquia and graduate seminars (with instructor permission). The University of Western Ontario’s Department of Philosophy is one of the most distinguished departments in Canada.

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, to insure full consideration for a Visiting Fellowship beginning in September 2010 applications should be received by July 1st. Applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the year, within space and funding constraints. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire about possible openings at any time of year.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter stating interest in a Visiting Fellowship, which also describes the proposed term of the Fellowship, sources and amount of external funding (e.g. sabbatical pay), and an indication of need for supplementary funds.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Description of the research to be undertaken during the term of the Fellowship.
  4. Sample of written work (hard copy, or link to a website).
  5. For Junior Applicants: list of 2-3 referees familiar with your work.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Prof. Charles Weijer
Director, J.L. Rotman Institute of Science and Values
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 3K7
Email: Charles Weijer

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