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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (EXPIRED)

Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy, Columbia University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ancient Philosophy in any tradition
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
AOC Ancient Philosophy in any tradition; Contemporary Philosophy
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location New York, New York, United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

The Initiative in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy, led by Professor Katja Maria Vogt, fosters a collaborative community across academic disciplines including Philosophy and Classical Studies. It hosts a research group, a series with guest speakers called Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy, as well as a summer work-in-progress workshop. The Initiative’s activities typically include PhD students in ancient philosophy and offer research opportunities to undergraduates. We actively contribute to making the study of ancient philosophy more diverse and inclusive.

Vogt’s Initiative in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar who will work in one or several of the following fields: ancient philosophy in any tradition, including but not limited to classical Mediterranean; contemporary philosophy that is in dialogue with one or several ancient philosophical traditions. The postdoctoral research scholar will be appointed in an academic department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences appropriate to the degree of the incumbent’s own field.

The postdoctoral research scholar will be responsible for pursuing their own research and for contributing to the Initiative’s activities. Regarding the latter, the fellow has the opportunity to be involved in the Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy. The fellow will also contribute to the planning of an interdisciplinary class on life, death, and meaning, which brings together philosophical and humanistic work with research in medicine.

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding. In the first year, the fellow has no teaching duties; if the fellowship is extended, the fellow is expected to contribute to the teaching, most likely, of the interdisciplinary class.

The ideal candidate will have innovative research in their field of specialization, as well as outstanding motivation, drive, and a demonstrated aptitude for research.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Minimum Degree: Ph.D., or doctorate in Philosophy or a relevant field, at the time of taking up the appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Philosophy or a relevant field, experience conducting independent research.

Preferred Qualifications: Competence in several fields relevant to the initiative, experience in teaching.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

Hiring Salary Minimum: $60,000. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/121852
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://apply.interfolio.com/121852
Contact name Stacey Quartaro
Contact email
Contact phone 212-854-8509
Time created March 6, 2023, 3:10pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 30, 2023, 8:06pm EST
Expired on May 31, 2023, 10:24am EST
Last updated July 31, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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