15 de noviembre de 2016

PhD Fellowship in Philosophy of Biology at KU Leuven

PhD Fellowship in Philosophy of Biology at KU Leuven
We invite applications for a full-time PhD position in the philosophy of biology. Applicants should have a background in the philosophy of biology and be prepared to begin advanced work in the field. The PhD student will join the Ramsey Lab philosophy of biology research group. Before applying, the applicant should carefully examine the research group website to look for areas of overlapping interest: http://www.theramseylab.org
The Ramsey Lab is a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research group. Members pursue a mixture of shared and individual research projects. Projects have ranged from deeply historical philosophy of biology, to conceptual analysis, to work at the intersection of contemporary science and philosophy (including projects on the nature and evolution of the moral emotions), to work combining philosophy of science and the digital humanities. Recent products include the book Chance in Evolution http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo24550500.html and the text mining website evoText: https://evotext.org
Ramsey Lab alumni include Charles Pence https://charlespence.net (now and Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University), Michael Deem http://mjdeem.weebly.com (now an Assistant Professor at Indiana State University), and Lane DesAutels https://lanedesautels.com (now an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University). 

Profile
The candidate must:
            Have obtained a master's level degree in philosophy before starting the position
            Show potential as an academic researcher
            Be motivated to work in an international academic environment
            Be able to demonstrate his/her affinity with the research group
            Have an excellent command of the English language
            Be willing to carry out some educational and organizational duties
            Be willing to live in Leuven or its vicinity

Offer
We offer the PhD candidate a full-time employment for 2 years (possibly renewable for another 2 years given the candidate is positively evaluated) in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is highly focused on inter- and multidisciplinary research.
Successful completion of the PhD program will result in a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy.
You will work in Leuven, an historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, twenty minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London, and Amsterdam.
The salary for this position amounts to around 1.950 € per month after taxes.
 
Interested?
For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Grant Ramsey: grant.ramsey@kuleuven.be
You can apply via the online application tool accessible here: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/53977031 
Applications must be received no later than December 31, 2016.
The position will be available after February 2017, but the start date of the contract is flexible.