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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in metaphysics of science, Paris, FRANCE


A postdoctoral position will be available at IHPST (Institut d'Histoire et de 
Philosophie 2015).

The successful candidate must pursue research, and already have some expertise, 
in at least one of the three domains in the focus of the project: 1) Levels of 
reality, 2) Individual objects in physics and biology, and 3) Dispositions in 
psychology and physics.

The post-doc will be expected to present his/her research at conferences and 
seminars, and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

He or she will work at IHPST in Paris and will provide organizational 
support for the activities of the teams. Residence in Paris is strictly 

Major tasks will be to:

1) run the Metaphysics of Science seminar on a regular basis,

2) help organize the workshops of the research project,

3) create and maintain a website on the metaphysics of experimental 
sciences, which will provide tools of cooperation within the team and help 
disseminate the results of our research,

4) constitute a database on metaphysics of science.

Applicants must have a doctorate in philosophy. Knowledge of French is not 
required, but fluency in English is.

Salary will be approximately 2000 ? net (2500 ? gross) per month.

Application material:

-A cover letter addressed to Max Kistler, Metascience coordinator

-A CV with a list of publications

-A writing sample (e.g., a publication or a dissertation chapter)

-Three letters of recommendation

-A statement of research agenda that fits into one of the areas of the project 
(2-3 pages)

Applications should be submitted electronically, in a single PDF file, to: Max 

Deadline for submission of application: 15 February 2013.

Candidates will be informed of the decision by 31 March 2013.

For further information, please contact Max Kistler.