School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowships, Australia

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School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellowships, Australia

The positions are full – time fixed term for up to two years, by arrangement, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period

Study Subject : Philosophy

Employer : The University of Sydney

Level : Postdoctoral

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy.

The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Philosophy department at the University of Sydney has internationally recognised research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy and metaphysics.

The School invites applications from qualified individuals for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, to be tenable in the Centre for Time, Department of Philosophy, SOPHI in the Faculty of Arts.

Successful applicants will join the Pragmatic Foundations Project, established in association with a second ARC Federation Fellowship awarded to Professor Huw Price in 2007.

Further details of the project may be obtained from Professor Price on +61 2 9351 4057 or Email : huw.price@sydney.edu.au. General enquiries can be directed to Nichol Hildebrand on +61 2 8627 1226.

The appointees will be expected to conduct research in an area of philosophy of relevance to the project; to assist in organising research workshops and conferences; vigorously to pursue new external research funding in support of these activities, both individually and in collaboration with other researchers; and to assist in the supervision of postgraduate research students.

The successful applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of philosophy, and very strong evidence of research performance and potential at international level.

Experience in the organisation of research networks, workshops and seminars, and evidence of ability to work cooperatively with others, are desirable.

Fellowship Application Deadline : 3rd December 2010.

For further fellowship information and application please visit : http://usyd.nga.net.au/