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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (EXPIRED)

History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science, Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
AOC History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Coolidge Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Start date September 1, 2023
Job description



Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science in the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).  We are looking for candidates interested in a full range of questions regarding black holes, black hole observation, theory, or cultural resonance.  The BHI is the first interdisciplinary research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It is located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA. Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Peter Galison (Director; Physics/ History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan (Astronomy); Priya Natarajan (Astronomy); Andy Strominger (Physics); Netta Engelhardt (Physics);  as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman (Astronomy; Director of the next generation Event Horizon Telescope project).

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact and work researchers engaging with aspects of fundamental physics, such as the information paradox, stability of spacetime, accretion flows, and the wide range of historical, philosophical, and STS topics (including HPS/STS) involved in the next generation Event Horizon Telescope.

Starting date for BHI postdoctoral fellows is September 1, 2023. Applications should be

submitted electronically at https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/bhi/ by

5:00pm EST, February 25, 2023, but applications will be considered ongoing, continuinguntil the position is filled. The grant-funded position is for two years, renewable for

a third year, contingent on performance and funding. Resources for research expenses

including publication charges and related conference travel will be


Further information about the BHI may be found at http://www.bhi.fas.harvard.edu

Please direct any questions on the application process to Jessie Chouinard

[email protected], Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://pweb.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellows...
Hard deadline February 25, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://bhi.fas.harvard.edu/
Contact name Jessie Chouinard
Contact email
Contact phone 6174968956
Time created January 27, 2023, 7:00pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 25, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 27, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 29, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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