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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cognitive Science of Values - For AY 2024-25 (EXPIRED)

Center for Human Values and Program in Cognitive Science, Princeton University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 1, 2024
Job description

The Program in Cognitive Science, in collaboration with the University Center for Human Values, invites applications for postdoctoral or more senior positions in the Cognitive Science of Values. The successful candidate will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Tania Lombrozo in the Department of Psychology. We aim to support a highly promising scholar with a background in cognitive science or a related discipline, such as psychology, empirically informed/experimental philosophy, or formal epistemology. The scholar's research agenda should address a topic that engages with both cognitive science and values, such as the role of moral values in decision making, the role of epistemic values in belief revision, or the role of values in the cognitive science of religion. The proposed research is expected to yield both theoretical and empirical publications. Candidates will be expected to contribute the equivalent of one course each year to the University Center and/or the Department. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to cognitive science of values (subject to approval by Project Directors, the Department Chair or Chairs, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty) or service to the Project or Center of some other sort, subject to approval of the Project and Center Directors. If teaching a semester-long course, the successful candidate would carry the additional title of Lecturer. The candidate will be appointed in the Program in Cognitive Science and will be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values.


Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date, September 1, 2024 11:59 (EST). Applicants should not have held the degree for more than three years of postdoctoral experience by the date of appointment. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant's previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in the cognitive science of values, and the applicant's ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Cognitive Science, the University Center for Human Values, and Dr. Lombrozo's laboratory group.


The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2024, with the expectation of renewal depending on funding and performance. The selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus daily and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.


Submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/32142

A complete application will require:

1. A current curriculum vitae;

2. A brief research proposal (not to exceed 1,000 words including the title), describing the kind of research that the candidate would plan to pursue in this position;

3. A representative manuscript or publication;

4. Contact information for three referees. Referees will be contacted directly.

Materials should be submitted online by January 15, 2024, 11:59 pm, EST for full consideration. Letters of reference are to be submitted by the end of the business day on January 19, 2024 (5:00PM EST). We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/...
Hard deadline January 15, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.princeton.edu/
Time created September 20, 2023, 6:29pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 15, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Expired on January 17, 2024, 12:46am EST
Last updated March 18, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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