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Post-Doc Fellowship in Visual Studies (EXPIRED)

Visual Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of perception, Aesthetics, Metaphysics and epistemology of seeing, including the histories thereof
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open, but see job description
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date Fall 2017
Job description

The Visual Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year (with the possibility of a one-year renewal). Open to untenured scholars holding a recent PhD (no more than five years out of doctorate, with degree between 12/2011 and 06/2017; defense no later than February 2017). Scholars must be in residence at Penn during fellowship year: August 2017 – May 2018. More information on the Visual Studies Program is available at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/visual-studies/

The Fellow will teach one undergraduate course in the Visual Studies curriculum during the year in addition to conducting their research. As appropriate, the course may be cross-listed with another department or program. The Fellow will also participate in the community of Visual Studies, and may be asked to help in the organization of workshops, seminars, and other activities.

The Visual Studies Program is devoted to building connections among the fields of study relating to vision and visual artifacts: the philosophy, science, culture, history of seeing and of making images. Research proposals from the following disciplines are eligible:

  • Philosophy (especially Philosophy of perception, Aesthetics, Metaphysics and epistemology of seeing, including the histories thereof)
  • Psychology and Neuroscience (especially Perception, Experimental psychology of the visual arts, and Neuroaesthetics)
  • History of Art (especially research into visuality and “period eyes,” the rise of image culture, and other themes related to vision and visual instruments)
  • Architecture (as a research based discipline, for those with the PhD)

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to bridge two of the above categories and to proposals that integrate across disciplines. As appropriate, applicants may be affiliated with one or another of the core departments or programs, including Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, History of Art, or Architecture. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.

Stipend: $52,000 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3,000 research fund. In addition, a working space is provided.

Applications are accepted via Interfolio only: http://apply.interfolio.com/40052  Please do NOT email your application or c.v. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance.

Deadline: February 4, 2017. Further details of position on Interfolio.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/40052
Hard deadline February 4, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.sas.upenn.edu/visual-studies/
Contact name Ian Verstegen
Contact email
Contact phone 2157462066
Time created January 7, 2017, 8:43am EST
Scheduled expiry date February 4, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 6, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 8, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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