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Post-doctoral Fellowship

Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIP)

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science, open to all sub-areas, but preferably phil of cog sci/intelligence, phil of biology, value theory and society
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Beijing, Beijing, China
Start date September 2024 or March 2025
Job description

We are pleased to announce the 4th major recruitment effort by CASIP. Again, we are inviting applications for 3 postdoctoral fellowship positions. This fellowship is for 2-3 years, starting in September 2024 (actual date flexible). Salary for well-qualied postdoc applicants is between 250,000 - 400,000RMB (annual gross). The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to at least one of the AOS categories by the time of appointment. We look for applicants with a strong research background and at least one research project ready to launch. Outstanding fellows have the opportunity to become junior faculty members of CASIP upon completion of the postdoc program.

The Institute of Philosophy in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIP) was established in 2020 to meet the urgent need in China  to develop foundational, philosophical, and ethical research on science and technology. In the midst of rapid advances in science and technology, China  needs to promote and invest in humanities that are relevant and fully international. As a full capacity international institution of research and postgraduate education in philosophy, CASIP emphasizes interdisciplinary research between philosophy and science. CASIP aims to foster collaborative research projects between philosophy and science and promote innovative projects of foundational research in basic sciences and on philosophical, social,  and ethical issues in cutting- edge, interdisciplinary scientic research/areas. CASIP will be initially housed in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). CASIP will eventually develop into  a full-edged independent institute of philosophy in Chinese Academy of Sciences that covers all aspects of research and postgraduate education in the intersection between philosophy and science.

CASIP comprises five centers: The Center for Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, the Center for Philosophy of Physical Sciences, the Center for Philosophy of Biological  Sciences, the Center for philosophy of Intelligence and Cognitive Science, the Center for Science and Values. Each center is headed by a leading expert in the area who directs teams of international researchers. The teams are in charge of research projects and train postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students.

CASIP is currently located together with many of the CAS institutions in the northwest areas of central Beijing, the Zhongguancun area (it is close to where such major universities as the Beijing University and Tsinghua University are located).  UCAS is a major university in Chinese higher education. It has four  campuses in Beijing area, three located within the city of Beijing and one in the suburb by the beautiful Yanqi Lake. For more information, see http://english.ucas.ac.cn (http://english.ucas.ac.cn). For the information about the Chinese Academy of Sciences, see http://english.cas.cn (http://english.cas.cn).

How to apply
Application type Email
Applicants should send a copy of their CVs, writing samples, and have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor HAO Liuxiang: [email protected], and Professor Chuang Liu: [email protected]. Review of applications will start on June 1. 2024 and continue until the positions are filled.
Web address to apply https://phil.ucas.ac.cn/en
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: May 31, 2024, 11:59pm +08:30

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://phil.ucas.ac.cn/en
Contact name Liuxiang Hao or Chuang Liu
Contact email
Contact phone N/A
Time created April 1, 2024, 8:34pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 27, 2024, 8:06am +08:30
Last updated May 22, 2024, 6:59am UTC
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