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Post-Doctoral Associate

Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medecine, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Formal epistemology, Statistics, or Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number OAA # 21808-22
Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States, Indiana, United States
Start date 7/1/2019
Job description

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Indiana University announces one two-year Post-doc position beginning July 1, 2019, funded by the National Science Foundation. The AOS for the position Formal epistemology, Statistics, or Philosophy of science with the AOC for the position Open. More specifically, the ability to analyze, understand, and communicate about statistics that are used in big data applications is required for the position. The post-doc will be funded to work during the summer for one month each year with the Principle Investigator (PI) on the grant, Prof. Elisabeth Lloyd, in Boulder, Colorado, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, with climate modelers, on specific projects involved in establishing and understanding methodological, philosophical, and social issues in big data in climate science and modeling. Duties include cooperative research with climate scientists and the PI with the aim of publication, and a teaching load of one semester-long undergraduate course per academic year. The PI will be available for advice and training regarding undergraduate teaching. Competence at communicating with climate scientists can be acquired during the project. The appointee will be expected to carry out a research program in related fields for the duration of the Post-doc. Some assistance with the supervision of graduate students will be involved. Full participation in departmental life, programs, colloquia, and special programs will be expected. Finalists for this position will possess outstanding promise as cooperative researchers in philosophy of science.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

How to apply
Application type Online
QUALIFICATION PhD in Philosophy or Philosophy of Science by June 30, 2019 Specialty in Philosophy of Science Competence in mid-level statistics and/or philosophy of climate science. Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. Applications received after December 1, 2018 may be considered. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this position, cv, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work through the online link.
Web address to apply https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6621
Hard deadline March 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6621
Contact name Professor Elisabeth A Lloyd
Contact email
Time created September 11, 2018, 4:42pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 29, 2018, 1:20pm EST
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Please note: . The AOS for the position Formal epistemology, Statistics, or Philosophy of science, AOC for the position Open.
October 29, 2018, 12:54pm EST

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