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Senior Research Associate (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Experimental philosophy
AOC Comparative philosophy (buddhist, confucian, aristotelician, or thomist) or epistemology (part. epistemic virtues)
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Start date April 1, 2024
Job description

The Templeton project "Philosophical traditions and epistemic virtues", co-led by Edouard Machery and Eugen Fischer, is now hiring a project -post-doc. 

The Senior Research Associate will contribute to the interinstitutional  project "Philosophical traditions and epistemic virtues", funded by the John Templeton Foundation and co-directed by Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh) and Eugen Fischer (University of East Anglia). The position is based at the University of East Anglia (top 20 for research in the UK, as per REF 2021; top 100 worldwide for research citations, as per THE World rankings 2023), in Norwich (UK). Hybrid working is possible. The position is fixed-term for 12 months and available from April 1st, 2024, but there is some flexibility about the starting date. Salary from £36,333 pa, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £43,155 pa. Closing date: February 18th, 2024. 
The  SRA will join the interdisciplinary (philosophy-psychology) UEA Experimental Philosophy Group, to conduct studies on the effects of philosophical education within different traditions (analytic, Buddhist, Confucian, Thomist philosophy) on the development of wisdom and related intellectual virtues, in different cultural contexts (Western, South Asian, East Asian). They will be involved in the cross-cultural psychometric validation of extant measures of epistemic virtues, in the development and validation of a new psychometric measure, in the development of the details of mechanistic hypotheses concerning the effect of philosophical education on epistemic virtues, and in the development of the methodological and data-analytic details of longitudinal and intervention studies. 
We are looking for candidates with a PhD in psychology or philosophy or a closely related discipline, who possess advanced quantitative skills, including with multilevel/nested data. Experience with the development and validation of psychometric measures, psychological topic knowledge in the psychologies of wisdom, intellectual humility, or curiosity as well as knowledge of Buddhist, Confucian, or Thomist philosophies would be advantageous but are not essential. 

Required skills: experimental methodology, data-analytic competence

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://vacancies.uea.ac.uk/vacancies/705/senior-r...
Hard deadline February 18, 2024, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DFS223/senior-research-...
Contact name Eugen Fischer
Contact email
Time created February 6, 2024, 10:26pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 18, 2024, 11:59pm BST
Expired on February 20, 2024, 12:46am BST
Last updated February 20, 2024, 12:46am UTC
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