Postdoc position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Call for Applications: POSTDOC POSITION in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY at UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy at UIC solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, starting August 2015. The position is contingent on confirmation of anticipated funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the project’s research by pursuing their own research in the philosophy of quantum gravity and by collaborating on existing research efforts within the UIC group led by Professor Nick Huggett. They will be expected to participate in weekly project meetings during term, help with the administration and organization of the group’s activities, and contribute to the group’s outreach efforts. The project is one half of a collaboration between UIC and the University of Geneva, where Professor Christian Wüthrich is the group leader. More information on the project and the research groups is available at www.beyondspacetime.net.

Applicants with experience in either the philosophy or the foundations of quantum gravity broadly construed will be preferred, but we will also consider applicants with backgrounds in other areas of philosophy of physics, foundational research in physics, or metaphysics, who are willing to devote their efforts to project. All work toward the Ph.D. must be completed before the starting date.

The position is anticipated to be for two years. The salary will be competitive. Research funds for travel to relevant conferences and to the group at the University of Geneva will be provided.

Please complete the online application and include the names and email addresses of three references at https://jobs.uic.edu Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience for the position, a CV, a one page research statement describing the work to be accomplished during the postdoc including publication plans, and one or two writing samples, For fullest consideration, please apply by 3/6/15.

Review of the files will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Professor Nick Huggett at huggett@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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