09/04/2018

Postdoc in Ancient Philosophy

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhilosophySystematic philosophy
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2018 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Cerdanyola del Vallès
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    GA758145

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research team in the ERC Starting Grant project PROTEUS "Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s)" under the supervison of Dr Silvia De Bianchi (PI). S/he is expected to both perform research independently and coordinate her work with other team members and other project partners. S/he is 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. The postdoctoral researcher will publish on Plato's dialogues (Timaeus, Parmenides and Philebus) and on the reception of Plato's Timaeus. S/he will actively take part in all PROTEUS seminar series events and project's scheduled activities.

The postdoc fellow will collaborate with Dr Silvia De Bianchi on specific research questions including Plato's characterization of the primordial interaction in which the receptacle is active and passive at the same time, the characteristics of proto-geometric phases in the cosmos and the definition of proto-time.

The 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.

 

Benefits

We offer: 2 years contract. Access to UAB infrastructures. A stimulating, international research environment and the opportunity to interact with several highly collaborative investigators. No teaching obligations. Gross salary:32.640€ per year. Additional funding for travel expenses will be provided to the successful candidate.

 

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy (PhD has to be officially awarded before September 2016).

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.

Further skills and competences in the history of mathematics and physics represent a plus.

Basic knowledge of Italian, Spanish and/or Catalan is a plus. Experience in handling databases is desirable.

 

Selection process

Candidates are asked to send their application material to Dr Silvia De Bianchi silvia.debianchi@uab.cat. Please write ‘Postdoc in Ancient Philosophy 2: ERC’ in the subject line.

A CV and a motivation letter MUST be included and submitted together with the sample of written work (max. 8000 words).

Candidates are asked to contact the referees and send two letters of recommendation to silvia.debianchi@uab.cat before the deadline.

A shortlist will be established, and interviews (in person, by phone or skype) will take place in the last week of June.

The final decision will be made by July 4, 2018.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

 

 

Additional comments

Candidates are encouraged to email silvia.debianchi@uab.cat for further information and questions about their profile matching this call.

 

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhilosophySystematic philosophy
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Philosophy: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    LATIN: Excellent
    ANCIENT GREEK: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

At least 2 years of working experience as post-doctoral fellow.

Knowledge of Plato's works is mandatory. Expertise in Stoicism and middle Platonism is mandatory.

 

Specific Requirements

LateX, Microsoft Office

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Spain
Cerdanyola del Vallès
08193
Department of Philosophy_Edifici B

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