CALL FOR 2020 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in foundations of physics. The Fellow will be supervised by Chris Smeenk, partially supported through his research project New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology. Within the philosophy of physics, faculty pursue topics in the foundations of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and history and philosophy of space-time theories, as well as in connections between physical theory and general questions in methodology, epistemology, and metaphysics.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada’s leading departments of philosophy. It brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of social significance. Ongoing research focuses on a variety of philosophical problems arising in contemporary physics, biology, cognitive neuroscience, and medical science.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing Sample (no more than 8000 words)
- Research Statement
1. All applicants must complete the application form (located on the adjacent tab).
2. Applicants must provide their supporting documents using either of the following methods:
For applicants using Interfolio: Please submit all of the required documents as a single pdf via email to email@example.com. Format the subject line for your email as follows: Application Materials from [Full Name] (2020 Rotman Postdoc Application)
For applicants who are not using Interfolio: Please combine your curriculum vitae, writing sample, and research statement into a single pdf file, and submit the pdf via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Format the subject line for your email as follows: Application Materials from [Full Name] (2020 Rotman Postdoc Application)
3. After an initial review of application materials, reference letters will need to be furnished upon request. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to have three letters of reference sent directly by their referees to email@example.com. (For applicants using Interfolio, reference letters may be included along with the initial submission.)