Alex Blum is starting his own research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and is looking to hire a philosophy of physics (or physics) postdoc and a history of physics postdoc. The duration of these fixed-term positions will be two years, with the possibility to be extended for another two years. For more information, please visit http://mpiwg.de/en/news/jobs#16123.
The School of Philosophy in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California is offering a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Philosophy beginning August 2018. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Physics. The position will be filled only at the highest level of promise or distinction.
The department of philosophy at Bristol has appointed Lena Zuchowski (AOS: philosophy of physics and philosophy of science; previously non-tenure-track assistant professor at Salzburg) and Tzuchien Tho (AOS: early modern philosophy and science, in particular Leibniz’s physics; previously postdoc at the State University of Milan) as lecturers starting this fall.
The Jury would like to issue a call for nominations for the Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize, which is awarded yearly for the best work in History and/or Philosophy of Modern Physics, done by a student as a requirement for a Masters Thesis. The price carries a 2000 euro award. Nominations for this Prize need to be submitted by a supervisor of the nominee.
We invite interested scholars for short visits to the Spacetime After Quantum Gravity research group, located in the philosophy departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Geneva. To facilitate visits we can offer financial assistance for travel and lodging, office facilities, and of course excellent intellectual company. Visits can be from a few days to a few weeks (or possibly longer). Fellowship do not normally cover all expenses.
We are pleased to announce our third essay contest, for papers from philosophers or physicists that address issues in the philosophical foundations of quantum gravity. Full details here: https://beyondspacetime.net/2017-essay-prize-contest/. The winners will receive $1000, a visit to UIC or Geneva, and publication in the anthology that we are editing. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit – and we emphasize that the scope of the contest includes metaphysical investigations of the subject.
Baptiste Le Bihan
Call for Participation:
Spacetime: Fundamental or Emergent?
Bonn, October 26-28, 2017
Karen Crowther, Richard Dawid, Neil Dewar, Michael Esfeld, Dennis Lehmkuhl, J. Brian Pitts, James Read, Kian Salimkhani, Alastair Wilson, Christian Wüthrich