[MaFLa] Fwd: [PhilPhys] Philosphy postdoc position at Oxford

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Thu Oct 28 13:46:37 CEST 2010


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Subject: [PhilPhys] Philosphy postdoc position at Oxford
Date: Thursday 28 October 2010, 10:43:28
From: Christopher Timpson <christopher.timpson at bnc.ox.ac.uk>
To: "philphys at phil.elte.hu" <philphys at phil.elte.hu>

Dear All (apologies for cross-postings),

I'd be grateful if you could bring this announcement to the attention of those 
who might be interested to apply.

Best wishes,
Chris

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Philosophy

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Philosophy

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

Quantum Nanoscience: Fundamental Physics, Emerging Structures and Implications 
for Our Ultimate Reality

Grade 7: £28,983 - £35,646 per annum (as at 1 August 2009)

Applications are invited for a fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral position to 
work on philosophical questions arising from current quantum physics and its 
advances in the experimental control of individual quantum states in 
nanosystems and in the abstract description of information flow. The post is 
available from 4 January 2011 or such later date as is agreed until 31 
December 2013, and is not renewable.

The successful candidate will have expertise in philosophy of physics or 
philosophy of religion/theology, as well as in some core areas of philosophy 
relevant to the epistemology and ontology of information (philosophy of 
science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics), with 
evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, distinguished research in 
philosophy. By the date of appointment, candidates must have received (or have 
submitted their thesis for) the degree of PhD (or equivalent).

The post forms part of a highly interdisciplinary project, the overall aim of 
which is to shape the emerging discipline of quantum nanoscience by fostering 
research at the interfaces between existing fields. The project will bring 
together the areas of experimental quantum nanoscience, theory of quantum 
control, fundamentals of quantum information, and philosophy of physics. The 
person appointed will therefore be expected to display willingness and ability 
to engage with others in the project regarding both the philosophical issues 
and the practice and content of experimental and theoretical work in physics 
and computer science.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on the nature of 
information, its flow and physical instantiation. This might include questions 
regarding the relations between the abstract and the concrete, and the 
interaction between quantum, classical, and other levels of description. 
Further topics will include implications of our understanding of information 
and its physical manifestation for broader issues such as the mind and its 
place in nature, or theological questions concerning the incarnation of the 
divine. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to the 
project in other ways, for example, by helping to organise conferences; by 
supervising the work of doctoral students; and by developing grant 
applications. In addition, he or she may be asked to undertake some duties for 
the Faculty of Philosophy, including lecturing and examining.

Further information about this post (including details of how to apply) and 
about the key aims of the project can be found in the further particulars, 
available 
here<http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/17301/FPs_-
_Philosophy_RA_Quantum_Nanoscience_FINAL.pdf> (PDF), the application form can 
be downloaded as 
(PDF<http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/17501/Application_Form_Quantum_Nanoscience.pdf>) 
or 
(DOC<http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/docs/Application_Form_Quantum_Nanoscience.doc>), 
or by contacting the Assistant Administrator, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton 
Street, Oxford, OX1 4JJ (telephone: + 44 1865 276934; fax: + 44 1865 276932; 
email: jobs at philosophy.ox.ac.uk<mailto:generic%20email at philosophy.ox.ac.uk>).

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on 19 November 2010.
Contact 
christopher.timpson at bnc.ox.ac.uk<mailto:christopher.timpson at bnc.ox.ac.uk> with 
informal enquiries.

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L a s z l o  E.  S z a b o
Professor of Philosophy
DEPARTMENT OF LOGIC, INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY
EOTVOS UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST
http://phil.elte.hu/leszabo
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