Job Offer: 1 paid PhD position in early modern philosophy/science.

One PhD scholarship is available at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences and the Centre for History of Science ( at Ghent University, on the research project “Experiment and observation in seventeenth-century meteorology and natural philosophy. A comparative study of Descartes’s Météores and Fromondus’s Meteorologicorum Libri Sex” funded by the Science Foundation Flanders, and led by Maarten Van Dyck and Sven Dupré.

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in philosophy and/or history, and a proven interest in history of philosophy and/or science, with excellent reading knowledge of Latin, fluency in English, and preferably, reading knowledge of French. S/he is expected to work on the topics identified in the project (respectively “the role of observations and experiments in the generation of new knowledge” and “the natural philosophical status of meteorological phenomena”), and to publish in international specialist journals. Interested candidates can receive a detailed description of the project on request.

Salary: approx. 1700 euro/month (net).

Length: 4 years.

Starting date: between March 1st and October 1st 2010.

Required degree: Master’s (or equivalent) in philosophy, history, classics or any other field relevant to the project.

Applications should be received no later than January 15th, and should contain: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV, detailing courses taken that are relevant for the project, and possibly including a list of talks and publications, (3) any further documents (such as pieces of writings) that might be relevant for the application.

Email to: [email protected]