The FNRS MIS project Digital History and Philosophy of Biology (DHPB), led by Prof. Charles Pence at the Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES) and Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is advertising two two-year post-doctoral fellowships in history and/or philosophy of biology.
Application deadline: March 1, 2019
Starting date: May 1, 2019
Ending date: April 31, 2021 (with the possibility of an extension to a third year)
The DHPB project aims to expand the use of the tools of digital humanities – particularly textual analysis – to study the history and philosophy of the life sciences. We have developed an application (see doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146004) and a corpus of journal article data (see doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.04.003) enabling us to study at a broad scale the journal literature in evolutionary biology and related fields, offering a novel perspective on the growth and development of biological science (dating back to as early as 1860).
We will gladly review postdoctoral fellowship applications from candidates trained in either philosophy or history of science, as well as digital humanities or the sciences (if such candidates have expertise in philosophical or historical work). The project has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and the PI is trained in both the history and the philosophy of science. The ideal candidate will have similar interdisciplinary training and research credentials.
The project provides funding for each postdoc to hold one workshop inviting a senior researcher to campus for one week, and for the group as a whole to host a final conference in early 2021 (with the intent of publishing an edited volume containing its proceedings), as well as equipment and travel.
This postdoctoral research fellowship is funded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS under grant no. F.4526.19.
Candidates are asked to prepare the following materials:
The candidate is asked to submit all relevant materials using AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13105, prior to March 1, 2019. (AJO is free for applicants, and also includes support for the submission of your confidential letters of recommendation.) All candidates will be notified of final decisions no later than March 15, 2019.
For more information on life as a postdoc in the lab, please visit the lab’s web page: https://charlespence.net/people/postdoc/. A full list of lab publications is also available there.
The position is also listed on Euraxess: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/371279
For more information about the project, please do not hesitate to e-mail the PI: firstname.lastname@example.org