University of Wollongong, Faculty of Law, Humanities, and the Arts, PhD Scholarships

Oct 07, 2014 Nov 07, 2014

The University of Wollongong¹s Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts is offering two PhD scholarships to further enhance our growing strength in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition. Scholarship are offered in conjunction with new appointments of Hutto as Professor of Philosophical Psychology and Gallagher as Professorial Fellow in Philosophy. Scholarships are available for commencement in either early or mid 2015.

Successful candidates will be supervised by Professor Hutto, Professor Gallagher and other members of the philosophy department. They will be expected to work on research topics connected with Enactive, Embodied, Extended and Scaffolded approaches to the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition. Possible topic areas include: emotions; emergence; group minds/group cognition; imagination; narrative and theory of mind; narrative explanation; narrative and selfhood; origins of content; scaffolded minds.

Projects that have the potential to connect with issues in Ethics, Political Philosophy, or Philosophy of Law are welcome, as these are also prominent areas of research at Wollongong.

Philosophy at UOW has a vibrant research community with a focus on contemporary and applied issues. The department regularly hosts workshops, conferences and visiting speakers in a variety of areas of philosophy, and Wollongong¹s proximity to Sydney offers many opportunities to interact with others in the greater Sydney area.

For more details about the research environment and the philosophy program please contact Professor Daniel Hutto via Hutto

PhD scholarship applicants should have a record of excellent academic performance and have attained one of the following qualifications: Honours First Class, a Masters degree by research or equivalent. Additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes will be regarded favorably.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience, a CV and an academic transcript to the Faculty Research Unit via FacultyResearch

In addition applicants must submit a full Postgraduate Research Degree application through the UOW Postgraduate Research Degrees portal here: Postdoc

Both domestic and international prospective students are encouraged to apply. The scholarship stipend is $AUD25,392pa, incremented annually for 3 years.

Deadline for applications: Friday 31 October 2014

Please note: applicants may also wish to submit an application for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), University Postgraduate Award (UPA) or International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA): Deadline 17 October 2014.

For more information on Scholarships at UOW see: Scholarships

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