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Author of this post: Chris Smeenk

Canada Research Chair in Foundations of Physics

Western University (aka University of Western Ontario) has just started a search for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Foundations of Physics.  The full text of the job ad is below the fold.  The short version:  (1) “Tier II” CRC’s are for more junior scholars, at the level of assistant professor or recently tenured associate; (2) the position is a joint appointment between the Departments of Philosophy and Applied Mathematics; (3) review of applications will begin soon — Sept. 15, 2012.

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Canadian government recently announced the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program, which will award 70  two-year postdocs for Canadian scholars studying abroad or scholars (of any nationality) visiting Canadian universities. The fellowships are very well-paid, with a stipend of $70,000 (Canadian) per year. The fellowships are open to those who have completed their dissertation between the dates of November 3rd, 2007 and December 31, 2010. Applications are due on Nov. 3, 2010, and the program places an emphasis on “synergy” between the applicant and the host institution, so the application must be completed in collaboration with the host institution.  (Follow the link for the full details of the program.)

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Conceptions of Empirical Success (aka Harperfest) at UWO

Next week UWO’s philosophy department will host a conference in honor of Bill Harper.  The conference is organized by Wayne Myrvold and features a terrific lineup of speakers, on topics to which Harper has made important contributions — in particular, historical approaches to questions of empirical success and decision theory. The conference is followed by the annual Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Philosophy conference, featuring Kevin Kelly (CMU) as the keynote speaker. The conferences are open to everyone, but please contact Wayne Myrvold if you plan to attend.
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