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Only jobs in the philosophy of science are listed, and usually only those not advertised in JFP. No PhD positions–for these, check out the graduate student corner.

PostDoc & PhD Position, Philosophy/Foundations of Physics, Utrecht

Utrecht University is advertising a PostDoc and a PhD position in philosophy of physics and/or foundations of physics and/or metaphysics of science, in the context of the ERC project “COSMO-MASTER” led by Niels Martens.

PostDoc:

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/postdoc-position-in-philosophy-of-physics-10-fte

PhD:

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-in-the-philosophy-of-physics-10-fte

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Bristol: fixed-term lecturer in philosophy of physics

For more information, please visit https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=307755&jobTitle=Lecturer%20in%20Philosophy%20of%20Physics

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Nijmegen: two assistant professor positions

We are looking for two Assistant Professors who will join the newly established Radboud Center for Natural Philosophy (RCNP), a collaboration between physicists, philosophers and historians of science from Radboud University’s Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. The RCNP is an initiative of 2022 Spinoza Prize winner Prof. Klaas Landsman. Its focus will be on the foundations of physics, studied in an interdisciplinary way combining mathematical, philosophical, and historical approaches. In particular, the closely related themes of causality, determinism, randomness, and emergence will be studied in the context of the important theoretical frameworks of modern physics. 

The links to the vacancies are: 

https://www.ru.nl/en/working-at/job-opportunities/assistant-professor-of-philosophy-of-science

https://www.ru.nl/en/working-at/job-opportunities/assistant-professor-of-the-history-of-modern-physics

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JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

University of Illinois at Chicago

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy at UIC solicits applications for a junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, August 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) through December 2023. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’.

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PostDoc: Black Hole Initiative, Harvard

THE BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

https://philjobs.org/job/show/22769

Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science in the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).  We are looking for candidates interested in a full range of questions regarding black holes, black hole observation, theory, or cultural resonance.  The BHI is the first interdisciplinary research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It is located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA. Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Peter Galison (Director; Physics/ History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan (Astronomy); Priya Natarajan (Astronomy); Andy Strominger (Physics); Netta Engelhardt (Physics);  as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman (Astronomy; Director of the next generation Event Horizon Telescope project).

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Geneva: Postdoc position

5-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 5-year fully funded postdoctoral fellowship within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

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Geneva: PhD position

4-year PhD Fellowship in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 4-year fully funded PhD position within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

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Potsdam and Bonn: PhD position

The Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity Department, led by Alessandra Buonanno, at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, in collaboration with the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bonn, led by Dennis Lehmkuhl, and the Department I and Max Planck Research Group “Final Theory Program” at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, led by Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum, respectively, is seeking a PhD student. The position will start in the fall of 2023, and it is fully supported by the 2021 Balzan Prize Funds for three years with the possibility of extension for a fourth year.

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PhD position in philosophy of physics or science at Oslo

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The position will be in the area of philosophy of physics or philosophy of science, and applicants must submit a project proposal related to the examination of scientific methodology or epistemology of science with a focus on physics.

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Job: Postdoc in digital humanities/history and philosophy of science (ERC, Berlin)

The project “Network epistemology in practice (NEPI)”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Consolidator Grant to Adrian Wüthrich (Technische Universität Berlin), is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in history and philosophy of science with special expertise in computational methods and digital humanities. The project will analyze the recent and ongoing digital communication inside a major collaboration in the field of particle physics. The main objective is to understand how knowledge is generated in large scientific collaborations. The project will primarily use methods from network analysis and machine learning to identify relevant communication structures and attempt to track the flow of ideas through the communication network.

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