Monday, November 26, 2012

Job: Associate or Full Professor AOS: Metaphysics (St. Louis)

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution, dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a senior appointment in Philosophy at the level of full or associate professor.  The position begins fall semester 2012.  Ph.D. required.  Teaching: two courses per semester, undergraduate and graduate; significant record of research and publication required.  Committee work; thesis and dissertation direction expected.  AOS: metaphysics.  AOC: open.  Qualified candidates must have knowledge of and be willing to contribute to Jesuit ideals and goals of education.  Salary dependent upon qualification and experience.  A complete dossier will contain a CV, letters of reference, and samples of publication.  Interested candidates must apply online at  Please direct all inquiries to: Theodore R. Vitali, C.P., Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 130, St. Louis, MO 63108.  Deadline: applications that are complete by Dec. 15, 2012 will be assured of the most careful consideration.  Saint Louis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities. 

Job: Postdoc AOS: Metaphysics of Science (IHPST, Paris)

A postdoctoral position will be available at IHPST (Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris) within the French ANR funded project  “Metaphysics of Science”, for one year (September/October 2013 - August/September 2014), renewable for a second year (September/October 2014 - August/September 2015).
The successful candidate must pursue research, and already have some expertise, in at least one of the three domains in the focus of the project: 1) Levels of reality, 2) Individual objects in physics and biology, and 3) Dispositions in psychology and physics.

The post-doc will be expected to present his/her research at conferences and seminars, and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

He or she will work at IHPST in Paris and will provide organizational support for the activities of the teams. Residence in Paris is strictly mandatory.

Major tasks will be to:
1) run the Metaphysics of Science seminar on a regular basis,
2) help organize the workshops of the research project,
3) create and maintain a website on the metaphysics of experimental sciences, which will provide tools of cooperation within the team and help disseminate the results of our research,
4) constitute a database on metaphysics of science.

Applicants must have a doctorate in philosophy. Knowledge of French is not required, but fluency in English is.

Salary will be approximately 2000 € net (2500 € gross) per month.

Application material:
-A cover letter addressed to Max Kistler, Metascience coordinator
-A CV with a list of publications
-A writing sample (e.g., a publication or a dissertation chapter)
-Three letters of recommendation
-A statement of research agenda that fits into one of the areas of the project (2-3 pages)

Applications should be submitted electronically, in a single PDF file, to:
Max Kistler:

Deadline for submission of application: 15 February 2013.
Candidates will be informed of the decision by 31 March 2013.

For further information, please contact Max Kistler.