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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Philosophy of Natural Agency (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Mind
AOC categories Philosophy of Mind
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Postdoctoral Fellowship - Philosophy of Natural Agency
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 2020. This position is part of the project Agency in Living Systems, which is conducted in conjunction with Indiana University, Wesleyan University, Stanford University, and University of Helsinki, and funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The successful applicant will engage in research directly relevant to the themes of the Agency in Living Systems project (https://agencyinlivingsystems.com). The postdoctoral fellow will have a primary appointment in the Department of Philosophy, but is also expected to engage in activities of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST).

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. IHPST is one of Canada’s leading interdisciplinary centres for the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and technology. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca. For information about the IHPST, see https://hps.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by August 31, 2020. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree as of the start date for the position.

Applications must be submitted electronically at search.philosophy@utoronto.ca. Please include ‘Agency postdoc’ in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a short statement of research interests specifying the relevance of the proposed research to the Agency in Living Systems project.

Closing date: Complete applications received by August 1, 2020 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Supervisor: Professor Denis Walsh
Expected start date: September 1, 2020
Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022
FTE: 100%

Duration: 2 years

Salary: $46,000 CAD p.a.


The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.


Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a short statement of research interests specifying the relevance of the proposed research to the Agency in Living Systems project.
Email to apply
Hard deadline August 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Contact name Christopher Henion
Contact email
Contact phone 4169783313
Bookkeeping
Time created July 9, 2020, 9:43am EST
Scheduled expiry date August 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Expired on August 3, 2020, 12:46am EST
Last updated October 3, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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