UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON Department of Science and Technology Studies
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, to contribute to the research project “Evidence in the Natural Sciences”. This project forms part of a multidisciplinary research programme “Evidence, Inference and Enquiry”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the ESRC. The research fellow will be expected to work in close collaboration with Dr Hasok Chang, and also to participate in the overall research programme.
The appointment is for two years, and can start as early as 1 April 2005, but the start date may be delayed up to 1 September 2005 if necessary. Salary will be on point 6 of the RA1A scale (currently £21,640, plus London allowance of £2330).
The successful applicant must hold a PhD by the start of appointment. The appropriate subject of the PhD is not narrowly specified, but PhD-level training in the philosophy of science is essential. The ideal candidate would be a philosopher of science with a strong interest in the history of the natural sciences. There is some flexibility in the remit of the research fellow’s work, but a central part of it will be to survey and develop non-formal philosophical frameworks for conceptualising evidence.
For further information, please see www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/chang/job.htm and further links there. Any questions should be directed to Hasok Chang by e-mail [email protected] or telephone (+44-(0)20-7679-1324).
Applicants must submit a UCL application form (available from the above website, including the names and contact details of two referees; the first two pages of the application form may be substituted by a full CV. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit samples of work and have referees contacted; interviews will be arranged where possible. All application materials should be submitted by post to Dr Hasok Chang, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2005.