Applications are welcome from scholars holding doctoral degrees who are pursuing research projects that engage contemporary science from the perspectives of ethics, epistemology, history or policy. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire about possible openings at any time of year.
Visiting Fellows have no formal duties beyond an active participation in the intellectual life of the Rotman Institute. They are encouraged to participate in the many reading groups, seminars, talks, workshops and other ongoing projects at the Rotman Institute, and to give talks introducing their own research projects to the Institute. They are invited as well to take advantage of the broader activities of the Department of Philosophy including colloquia, conferences, and graduate seminars (with instructor permission). Western University’s Department of Philosophy is one of the most distinguished in Canada.
Each Visiting Fellow is provided with an office in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy equipped with a desktop computer; modest office and IT support; and full access to the library facilities and services of Western University. Visiting Fellows must reside in London, Ontario for the duration of their term, and they receive a supplementary stipend of $1,300 per month to help defray the cost of relocation. Note that purchase of the University Health Insurance Plan is mandatory, and depending on family size, can range close to $1000.
How to Apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the year, within space and funding constraints. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire about possible openings at any time of year.
Applications should include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Description of research to be undertaken during Fellowship
4. Sample of written work (electronic file, hard copy, or website URL)
5. For Junior Applicants: list of 2-3 referees familiar with your work
Completed applications should be submitted via email.
All applicants to the Doctoral Program in the Department of Philosophy at Western University with a stated research interest in philosophy and science (including epistemology, ethics or history of science) are eligible for the $10,000 Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholarship.
Western’s philosophy program is internationally ranked, both as an overall department and within a number of specialties, not least philosophy of science and philosophy of physics.
Prospective students interested in joining the department, and who have an interest in philosophy of science — construed broadly to include the history, ethics or epistemology of science — may wish to think about the benefits of becoming a member of the Rotman Institute. Each year the Institute accepts new members and desk space in the innovative ‘Lab’ space opens up annually. It is typically after their second year as doctoral students, when research interests are beginning to solidify, that students are eligible to become resident members of the Institute.
All applicants to the Doctoral Program in the Department of Philosophy at Western University with a stated research interest in philosophy and science (including epistemology, ethics or history of science) are eligible for the $10,000 Rotman Doctoral Entrance Scholarship. This is above and beyond the usual funding packages offered to graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at Western. A separate application for the award is not required. Students who are awarded the scholarships become student members of the Rotman Institute.
Information for prospective students to the Department of Philosophy’s doctoral program may be found here.
Undergraduates interested in studying at Western University can learn more here.