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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.

Caltech: Postdoc in philosophy of science

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in philosophy of science, broadly construed. The successful candidate will be expected to begin the appointment prior to the start of Caltech’s fall term on September 25, 2017, and to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses during each of the two years. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.
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LMU Munich: 2 postdocs, 2 doctoral fellowships

The MCMP has opened four positions for which philosophers of physics will also be considered:

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following fields: general philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and decision theory. Some teaching (in English) is possible, but not required.
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Bristol: Research Associate

Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Salary: £31,656 – 35,609
Closing date for applications: 25-Oct-2016

Based in the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts, Cotham House Bristol BS6 6JL

The Analogue Simulation in Modern Physics project is a 21-month AHRC funded project with Principal Investigator Dr. Karim Thébault (Bristol) and Co-Investigator Prof. Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich/MCMP). This project will involve investigation of the philosophical foundations of quantum simulation and analogue gravity, with a particular focus upon developing the idea of ‘analogue simulation’ as a novel form of scientific inference encompassing the two fields.
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Two Postdoctoral fellowships at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 1-year postdoctoral fellowships starting sometime between April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is not possible.)
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Geneva: Scientific Collaborator ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a three-year research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’.
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Western: Postdoc in foundations of physics

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in foundations of physics with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with physicists and philosophers.
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Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at Western

The Department of Philosophy at Western University (The University of Western Ontario) invites applications or nominations for the Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy of Science. This position will build on Western’s record of research excellence in this field. We are seeking an innovative leader and exceptional scholar in any area of philosophy of science, broadly construed. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their field and who are currently at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (or equivalent). Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will be full time, and tenured at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, in the Department of Philosophy, or as a joint appointment with Philosophy and another department, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, and to contribute to teaching and supervising undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The position will commence on July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.
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