We don’t post many job advertisements, but then it’s not often that a job opportunity for Spinoza specialists comes up. Here’s one. More information at http://www.ugent.be/en/vacancies/scientific/20131206phdlw01/
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Last application date: Feb 01, 2014 23:55
- Department: LW01 – Department of Philosophy and moral sciences
- Contract: bepaald
- Degree: PhD or Equivalent
- Occupancy rate: 100%
- Vacancy Type: wp
The philosophy and moral sciences department, Ghent University, has funding for a one-year, research-intensive Post-doctoral fellowship in our FWO funded project, “The Metaphysics of Collision.” (Research proposal available upon request.)
Competitive candidates can apply for additional funding from FWO during the project.
The main goal of the project is to advance research on the metaphysical analysis of seventeenth century (mathematical) science of motion and collision. This should lead to international, scholarly publications.
In addition the job involves:
- Daily involvement with PhD students in the HPS research group
- Organizational skills (conference planning, web-hosting, etc.)
Ghent is an affordable beautiful city (bike friendly, great cafes and restaurants, beautiful art deco houses, parks etc.)
We are looking for either somebody with a strong research background in seventeenth-century metaphysics and science or somebody working on recent metaphysics of science with demonstrated interest early modern philosophy. (Prior work on figures such as Newton, Huygens, Wallis, Wren, Spinoza, Leibniz, Galileo, Descartes is an advantage.)
While we are primarily looking for somebody that will have a PhD in hand at the start of the fellowship, we are open to hosting an exceptional candidate in late stages of dissertation.
The ideal candidate is an energetic philosopher-scholar that is capable of cutting-edge research in the history and philosophy of science and metaphysics.
How to apply
Please send a CV & Resume, a writing sample, short research statement, and three academic recommendations by Feb 1, 2014, to Eric Schliesser (email@example.com).