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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral fellowship in history and philosophy of science, Pittsburgh PA (U.S.A.)

University of Pittsburgh

Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History & Philosophy of Science

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science is pleased to offer a one or two term Mellon 
Post Doctoral Fellowship in the period August 30, 2012---April 30, 2013. The Fellowship is to 
support a scholar with a clearly defined monograph project in some area of the history of science 
or history and philosophy of science. The successful candidate would, in addition to pursuing his 
or her research goals, be expected to teach one course each term centered on that research, and 
would grant the University of Pittsburgh Press the first option to publish the monograph.  Senior 
scholars should apply for a single semester; junior scholars may apply for two semesters.  The 
fellowship is in the amount of ,000, and comes with a full package of benefits.

This Fellowship is funded as part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the development 
of publishing in the History and Philosophy of Science through University of Pittsburgh Press and 
interactions between the World History Center and the Department of History and Philosophy of 
Science.  Special consideration will be given to applications that are consonant with the goals 
of those projects. Electronic versions of the application are strongly preferred and should be 
sent via email to Joann McIntyre, Department of History and Philosophy of Science:

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012.
Notification by: March 15, 2012.
Acceptance required by: April 15, 2012.

Applications should include the following:

(1) A cover letter indicating that a Postdoctoral Fellowship is sought.
(2) A description of the project to be undertaken during residence (500-1000 words).
(3) A curriculum vitae.
(4) A sample of your written work.
(5) Names of three referees who can supply letters upon request.

Information about the Department of History and Philosophy of Science can be found at Additional information about the University of Pittsburgh may be 
found at, and about the Press at 
The University of Pittsburgh is located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the 
United States.  There are numerous sites devoted to the city of Pittsburgh, including:,, and