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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy (KGW), University of Salzburg

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Mind
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
AOC Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC categories Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Job description


Applications are invited for two two-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowships to work on the project “The Puzzle of Imagistic Cognition”.  The project is supported by the Austrian FWF and the Belgian FWO.  The principal investigators are Christopher Gauker (Salzburg) and Bence Nanay (Antwerp).   One of the recipients will be expected to spend the first year in Antwerp and in the second year in Salzburg, and the other will be expected to spend the first year in Salzburg and the second year in Antwerp.  The start date in Antwerp is September 1, 2019, and the start date in Salzburg is October 1, 2019, but in both cases the start date can be negotiated.

For a general description of the aims of the project, see:


Applicants need not have done work directly on the topic of imagistic cognition.  However, candidates who have worked on related topics in philosophy of mind and empirically-oriented philosophy of psychology are especially encouraged to apply.  The recipient must have earned a doctorate or Ph.D. in philosophy at least one month before the start date.  There is no restriction on nationality, but the recipient will have to obtain the appropriate visas.  High-level English language skills are expected, but neither Dutch nor German is required.

Salary will be competitive for postdoctoral fellowships in philosophy.  In Belgium the recipient will pay a modest amount for health insurance; in Austria health insurance is provided for in the employment contract.  Details available upon request.

The recipients will be expected to do research on and publish and present papers on the topic of the project, collaborate with other project participants, help with the organization of a workshop in Salzburg, help to create and maintain the project website, and generally participate in the intellectual life of the Antwerp and Salzburg philosophy departments (through attendance at colloquia, etc.).  At each location the recipient will be provided with workspace in the vicinity of co-workers.  In Salzburg, there may be an opportunity (but there will be no obligation) to teach or team-teach a course. 

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Given equal qualifications, female candidates and members of underrepresented groups will be preferred.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications should be written in English and should include: 1) a cover letter including contact information. 2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, if any. 3) a research statement (maximum 3 pages) summarizing the applicant’s research to date and interests related to the topic of imagistic cognition. 4) a writing sample or samples. 5) two letters of recommendation. Skype interviews with finalists will be held within one month after the application deadline. Application materials 1-4 should be bundled in a single PDF document and sent to both of the following email addresses: // christopher.gauker@sbg.ac.at // nanay@berkeley.edu // Applications may be submitted via dossier services such as Interfolio. Letters of recommendation not sent by a dossier service should be sent directly by the letter writers to these same email addresses. Application deadline: February 25, 2019.
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 25, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Contact name Christopher Gauker
Contact email
Contact phone 011 43 662 804 4071
Time created January 7, 2019, 1:32pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 25, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 27, 2019, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 28, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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