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Postdoctoral Position in Foundations of Physics and Related Areas

Departments of Physics and Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Foundations of physics, emergence, complexity
AOS categories Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

Sean Carroll will be hiring a postdoctoral researcher, with expected start date in Fall 2023 and a duration of up to three years. Possible research areas include the foundations of quantum mechanics, spacetime, the evolution of complexity, entropy and the arrow of time, causality and emergence, the physics of social systems, and related questions in theoretical physics and philosophy. Applicants in any one of these areas, or in potentially related fields, are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants can choose to be affiliated with the Physics & Astronomy or the Philosophy departments at Hopkins. They will be able to interact with vibrant research groups in both departments, as well as with researchers at the Santa Fe Institute (where Carroll is Fractal Faculty) and other centers and institutes at Hopkins.

Potential applicants should feel free to email [email protected] to inquire whether they might be a good fit, and to ask about potential research directions.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and a short cover letter explaining why they would be a good fit for this position. They should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at:


Applications will be due December 1st, 2022. Obtaining a Ph.D. in an appropriate field before the starting date is required. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22471
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://preposterousuniverse.com/
Contact name Sean Carroll
Contact email
Contact phone 6266965920
Time created August 25, 2022, 3:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated August 25, 2022, 3:43pm UTC
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