19 de abril de 2018

ERC Postdoctoral positions in Ancient Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona

The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is seeking to appoint 2 postdocs in Ancient Philosophy for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The positions are to support the research project PROTEUS - Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s), which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi.

Successful candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary research team. They are expected to both perform research independently and coordinate their work with other team members and other project partners. They are also expected to spend up to six weeks per year at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and take part in the activities that Dr De Bianchi will organize there in collaboration with Prof. Fronterotta and Dr Alessandrelli, including a workshop at the CNR-ILIESI in Rome. There are no teaching obligations.

Research Profiles
Postdoc 1:
Successful candidate is expected to work on Plato's Timaeus, Philebus and Parmenides, expecially on topics related to the metaphysics of time, soul and world soul, dialectic method, with reference to the Platonic tradition in Antiquity and late Antiquity.
Postdoc 2:
Successful candidate will work on the reception of Plato's cosmology and Stoic cosmology. In particular, s/he is expected to work on the notion of time as incorporeal ontic structure and Stoic notion of matter. Furthermore, s/he will be working on the reception of Plato's chora, the figure of the demiurge and on the cosmological demiurgy in Stoicism and middle Platonism


Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy (awarded before September 2016).
Full-time positions (37,5 hours a week) are available from 1 September 2018 for a fixed-term period of 24 months.
Salary: 32.640€ per annum
Closing Date: 5pm on 31st May 2018.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Silvia De Bianchi: silvia.debianchi@uab.cat
More information on the project can be found on the website: http://www.proteus-pmte.eu/
Please apply following the instructions provided on EURAXESS: