Postdoctoral Fellow in the Foundations of Mind
Departments of Philosophy, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Philosophy, Psychology or Cognitive Science|
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science
|Organization's reference number||Phillips 2020|
|Location||3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Start date||September 1st 2020|
Prof. Ian Phillips, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Brain Sciences, together with the Foundations of Mind Group at Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Foundations of Mind for a target start date of 1 Sept 2020.
The Foundations of Mind Group is a vibrant interdisciplinary group, connecting faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across the university who are interested in philosophical and methodological questions concerning the mind-brain. Its core faculty are appointed in the Departments of Philosophy, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science (including Linguistics) as well as the Zanvyl Krieger Mind-Brain Institute. The group collaborates, co-teaches, co-advises, organizes reading groups, and sponsors talks and other events. Current group members include Professors Steven Gross, Chaz Firestone, Barbara Landau, Elanor Taylor, Lisa Feigenson, Michael McCloskey, Hanna Pickard, Justin Bledin, Jonathan Flombaum, Paul Smolensky, Christopher Fetsch, Marina Bedny, Kyle Rawlins, Howard Egeth and Justin Halberda.
The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, psychology, or cognitive science. Their research agenda should address a topic related to the interests of Prof. Phillips and/or other members of the group. The research should seek to combine perspectives from more than one of group’s constituent disciplines, and should yield publications that embody this interdisciplinary perspective.
The candidate will be expected to play an active role in the group’s core activities, including helping to organize an annual workshop on a topic of interest to both candidate and group. The candidate will be appointed in one of the group’s constituent faculties and will have opportunities to collaborate with Prof. Phillips and other members of the group. They will also have the opportunity to teach (or co-teach) one course during each year of the Fellowship.
To learn more about the position and its potential opportunities, please write to: Prof. Ian Phillips at the address below.
Terms of Appointment
|How to apply|
Applications should be made via Interfolio using ID: 68993. A complete application will include the following materials: 1. A short covering letter, 2. A current CV, 3. Copies of graduate transcript(s), 4. A representative publication or manuscript, 5. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words) to include (i) indicative title for the project, (ii) relevant research background, (iii) explanation of how the project connects to the research of one or more group members and combines perspectives from more than one of the group’s constituent disciplines. 6. Contact details for three referees who will be contacted directly. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, the selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and for best consideration candidates should apply by December 16 2019.
|Web address to apply||http://apply.interfolio.com/68993|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
December 16, 2019, 12:00am EST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://grosssteven8.wixsite.com/website|
|Contact name||Prof. Ian Phillips|
|Time created||September 24, 2019, 4:51pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||April 11, 2020, 2:43pm EST|
|Last updated||September 24, 2019, 4:51pm EST|
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