JOB: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience at Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Posted: 15 de May de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

The Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in philosophy of neuroscience with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with neuroscientists and philosophers.


Western’s Brain and Mind Institute is a leading international center for cognitive neuroscience research. Ongoing research seeks to understand the neural bases of mental abilities such as perception, memory, reasoning, attention, self-awareness, motor control, language, and consciousness. Faculty include six Canada Research Chair holders and the recipient of a Canada Excellence Research Chair.


The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada’s leading departments of philosophy, and it brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of global significance. Rotman faculty include two Canada Research Chair holders, and ongoing research focuses on a variety of aspects of contemporary physics, biology, and medical science.


The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience has a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and the Fellow will be co-supervised by faculty from the Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. The Fellow will be affiliated with a lab in the Brain and Mind Institute and will participate in a program of ongoing neuroscience research related to his or her own philosophical interests. The Fellow will have an office within the Rotman Institute in the Department of Philosophy, and will participate fully in the research life of the Institute, including participation in conferences, research groups, and reading groups. The Fellow is also expected to teach a half course in the Department of Philosophy.


Candidates must have had a PhD in Philosophy conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship, September 1, 2012. The stipend is $38,000 CDN plus $6,180 CDN for teaching a half course in the Department of Philosophy. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN. Please send a curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Rob Read, Administrative Assistant, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, 2150E Stevenson Hall, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8.  Fax: 519-661-3261. All items, except letters of reference, may be sent by


Applications must be received by June 15, 2012. This position is subject to the availability of funds. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.



Fritz Allhoff

Associate Professor &

Director of Graduate Studies

Philosophy Department

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5328

269.387.4503 (ph)

269.387.4390 (f)


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