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Four postdocs in Philosophy of Mind

University of Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Centre for Philosophical Psychology

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Mind
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Perception
AOC categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 4
Location Antwerp, Belgium
Start date September 2021
Job description

The main criteria for all these positions are academic excellence as well as compatibility with Professor Nanay’s research and approach.  The postdocs will be part of Bence Nanay’s ERC-funded project as well as his larger research group (funded by ERC, FWO, FP7 CIG and BOF UA) and will work closely with Professor Nanay. So candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with his work before applying. The pay is (for US and UK standards) very generous. Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in Belgium are public employees with very generous benefits. Professor Nanay’s research group has nine postdocs and six PhD students at the moment. 

For all of these positions, background in the empirical sciences is an advantage. Candidates may email nanay@berkeley.edu if they have doubts about whether their profile matches this call. Candidates must have a PhD degree in philosophy (PhD has to be officially awarded before the starting date, which is in September 2020). There are no teaching obligations.

Most (not all) of these positions, unlike some previous ones advertised, is on a very specific topic funded by the recently awarded ERC project on mental imagery and multimodal perception (more info on the project here: https://bencenanay.com/ERC.htm and on the general topic here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945217302277#:~:text=Multimodal%20mental%20imagery%20is%20normally,in%20the%20relevant%20sense%20modality. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on joint projects with Professor Nanay that are related to this topic. 

Some positions are more open - the only constraint is that the candidate’s research project should be a good match with Professor Nanay’s current interests. 

How to apply
Application type Email
In the light of recent findings on implicit bias, the candidates are asked to send their application material fully anonymized: Please send an anonymized cv, an anonymized max 5000 word writing sample and an anonymized max 2–page outline of the fit between the candidate’s research and that of Professor Nanay’s (as well as potential joint projects/papers) to nanay@berkeley.edu and have two letters of reference (which obviously shouldn't be anonymized) sent to the same email address. Please write ‘Postdoc: Mind’ in the subject line. Deadline: December 15, 2020 Starting date of the positions: September 1, 2021 (not really negotiable)
Web address to apply http://www.bencenanay.com/paw.htm
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 15, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Contact name Bence Nanay
Contact email
Time created October 16, 2020, 11:08am EST
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Last updated October 19, 2020, 4:39am EST
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