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Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Science/Philosophy of Biology (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology (broadly construed) or the Epistemology of Models and Computer Simulations (broadly construed)
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Preference for candidates with some knowledge of feminist philosophy or non-Western philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Start date Some time after January 1, 2022
Job description


Appointed in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University and possibly cross-appointed in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the successful candidate will conduct research on either philosophy of evolutionary biology (broadly construed) or the epistemology of models and computer simulations (again, broadly construed). Ideal candidates should have, in addition to background in one or the other of the above two research areas, some familiarity with and interest in feminist epistemologies of science or Indigenous or other ‘non-Western’ ontologies. A recent PhD in Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies is required. 

The appointment is for one year and will begin some time after January 1, 2022. While the fellow will be expected to move to Nova Scotia, there is the possibility that they will need to begin the fellowship at a distance, should the current global public health crisis make moving to Canada or Halifax effectively impossible. (For the right candidate residence in Halifax may be negotiable.) Salary $50,000/annum plus available fringe benefits (including some funds for accessibility supports) and support for conference travel. Canadians and non-Canadians will be considered. 

To apply please follow the instructions at https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7596. Consideration of candidates will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Queries can be sent to either Letitia Meynell ([email protected]) or Ford Doolittle ([email protected]).


The fellow will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Evolutionary Gaia Group research team (www.evolutionarygaia.org) developing their own research projects, working on collaborative projects, and providing other team members with feedback on their projects. They will have opportunities to present their research to scientific, philosophical, and interdisciplinary audiences at Dalhousie as well as support for presenting at national and international venues. Although there will be no requirement to teach, there may be opportunities to teach.

About Dalhousie:

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/hr/postings/7596
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2021, 12:00am AST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.evolutionarygaia.org
Contact name Letitia Meynell
Contact email
Time created November 1, 2021, 9:15pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 30, 2022, 4:58pm AST
Expired on April 30, 2022, 5:46pm AST
Last updated April 30, 2022, 8:46pm UTC
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