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Visiting Postdoctoral Associate

Philosophy, Florida International University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Miami, Florida, United States
Start date August 2017
Job description

The Philosophy Department at Florida International University has received a private donation to investigate philosophical themes bearing some connection to paleoanthropology and especially the Upper Paleolithic (Late Stone Age).  We invite applications for a visiting Postdoctoral Associate who will work with the Project Director to develop innovative, integrative, and pioneering approaches.  We are looking for an exceptional emerging scholar who also takes an interest in any of paleontology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, the philosophy of biology, and other sciences relevant to the origins of cognition, culture and consciousness.  Possible topics to be explored could include cognitive architectures, the nature of representation, the origins of language, human nature, and value theory including aesthetics, life's meaning, etc.  The successful applicant will interact with scholars from philosophy and other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme.  Experience in organizing conferences and workshops and/or working on book projects is an asset.  The Postdoctoral Associate will teach two courses with the remainder of time to be spent on their own research and assisting the Director.

The term of this appointment is one-year starting in mid-August 2017 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.  The salary is $65,000 plus benefits.  Office space and some travel money are also available.  FIU enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
We require a short cover letter or email outlining the applicant's research interests, a c.v., writing sample, and contact information for three referees who will be asked for letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to fiuphilpostdoc@gmail.com. Review of applications will commence on March 31, 2017. Contact the Project Director with questions about applying: Sean Hermanson, hermanso@fiu.edu.
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Deadline for full consideration: March 31, 2017, 12:00am EST

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Contact name Sean Hermanson
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Scheduled expiry date August 22, 2017, 3:40pm EST
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