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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of cosmology and quantum gravity
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date August 2021
Job description


The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy at UIC solicits applications for a one-year postdoctoral research position, starting August 2021. The position is contingent on confirmation of anticipated funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project’s research by pursuing their own research in the philosophy of cosmology and quantum gravity and by collaborating on existing research efforts within the UIC group led by Professor Nick Huggett. They will be expected to participate in weekly project meetings during term, help with the administration and organization of the group’s activities, and contribute to the group’s outreach efforts. The project is one half of a collaboration between UIC and the University of Geneva, where Professor Christian Wüthrich is the group leader. More information on the project and the research groups is available at www.beyondspacetime.net.

Applicants with experience in either the philosophy or the foundations of cosmology and quantum gravity broadly construed will be preferred, but we will also consider applicants with backgrounds in other areas of philosophy of physics, foundational research in physics, or metaphysics, who are willing to devote their efforts to the project. All work toward the Ph.D. must be completed before the starting date and must be awarded no earlier than 2017.

The position is anticipated to be for one year. The salary will be competitive. Research funds for travel to relevant conferences and to the group at the University of Geneva will be provided.

Please complete the online application and include the names and email addresses of three references at https://jobs.uic.edu. Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience for the position, a CV, a one page research statement describing the work to be accomplished during the postdoc including publication plans, and one or two writing samples. For fullest consideration, please apply by 3/5/21.

Review of the files will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Professor Nick Huggett at [email protected].

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=1...
Hard deadline March 5, 2021, 6:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=1...
Contact name Nick Huggett
Contact email
Time created January 19, 2021, 5:33pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 5, 2021, 6:59pm CST
Expired on March 6, 2021, 7:46pm CST
Last updated May 7, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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