University of Notre Dame: Postdoc in history or philosophy of science

The University of Notre Dame History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program seeks to appoint two Postdoctoral Fellows in history and/or philosophy of science. Appointments begin August 2016 for one year, and are renewable for a second year.

Applications are welcome from scholars working in any area of history and/or philosophy of science, technology and/or medicine, including the human, physical and social sciences. In addition to pursuing their research and participating actively in the intellectual life of the program, the ND HPS Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester, which may be either graduate or undergraduate. ND HPS Postdoctoral Fellows are strongly encouraged to teach a graduate seminar in their area of specialization.

The annual stipend is $48,000 in the first year, rising to $50,000 in the second year. In addition to the stipend, the package includes health insurance, $4000 per year of research and conference travel funds, and up to $3000 in relocation expenses. Office space, which may accommodate up to two postdoctoral fellows, will also be provided.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by June 30, 2016.

Applicants should send the following materials in electronic form only, as PDF files by email attachment, to Tori Davies (tdavies@nd.edu), with “HPS postdoc” as the subject line.

1. Cover letter giving a brief summary of your primary field of expertise and specific qualifications for the fellowship.

2. Two-page summary of your dissertation, which must be blinded for review.

3. Two-page plan of research to be undertaken during a two-year fellowship period, which must be blinded for review.

4. Writing sample not exceeding 25 pages, which must be blinded for review.

5. One-page proposal for a graduate seminar in your area of research specialization.

6. Full curriculum vitae.

7. Names and affiliations of three referees whom you have asked to write to us directly.

Please note applications which are printed and received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed.

In addition, three letters of reference should be sent separately, either electronically or by mail, to arrive by the application deadline. Applicants should confirm that all three letters have in fact arrived.

Deadline for receipt of ALL application materials is: January 20th, 2016.

Enquiries may be addressed to Katherine Brading (kbrading@nd.edu), Director, History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program, University of Notre Dame.

The ND HPS Graduate Program is housed in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, and draws faculty from a variety of departments including History, Philosophy, the Program of Liberal Studies, Theology, and English. The University serves as the host for the History of Science Society. For further information about the Reilly Center and the ND HPS program please visit http://reilly.nd.edu/. The HPS Postdoctoral Fellowships are funded by the College of Arts and Letters, with support from the American Council of Learned Societies through funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

This appointment is also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.

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