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postdoctoral fellows program
(see also Visiting Fellows Program)

The Basics

Postdoctoral Fellowships enable philosophers of science within five years of their doctorates to spend a two-term academic year working in the Center for Philosophy of Science on a project in philosophy of science that they nominate. Two Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered each year.

For one of the two postdoc positions, in connection with the Senior Fellowship at the Center of
LAS Distinguished Professor Nick Huggett, we are particularly interested in philosophers working in the philosophy of cosmology, on quantum theories of gravity, or on the foundations of spacetime theories. There is the possibility of renewal for a second year, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for candidates pursuing research on those topics.

The Center encourages applications from assistant professors in the early stages of their careers as well as from scholars with newly awarded doctorates. We particularly welcome submissions from members of underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral Fellows are provided:

• A stipend of $47,476 plus benefits paid monthly during the eight months of their tenure.

• A centrally-located office on the 11th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, an international educational landmark; a Mac computer with a standard suite of software, if one is needed; library privileges in Hillman Library, whose Archives of Scientific Philosophy houses papers of many leading, modern philosophers of science; on-line services, including email and access to electronic journals; and some minimal office support.

• A full calendar of talks, workshops, conferences and other activities; access (with instructor permission) to graduate seminars taught in the Departments of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science; and the company of other Fellows including Visiting Fellows and Resident Fellows in many departments of the University of Pittsburgh, and Center Associates drawn from other universities in the Pittsburgh area.

• A stimulating and friendly environment in which to hear about philosophy of science, to talk about philosophy of science, to think about philosophy and to create philosophy of science.

Postdoctoral Fellows have no formal duties. They are expected to reside in Pittsburgh and to undertake research full time in an office in the Center for Philosophy of Science; and to participate in the life of the Center by attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, etc.

Many Fellows are pleasantly surprised by the City of Pittsburgh and enjoy exploring it and the surrounding countryside.


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