Postdoctoral Instructor in History & Philosophy of Physics

California Institute of Technology

Job type: post doc

Application deadline: November 15, 2014


The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructor appointment beginning Fall 2015. Area of Specialization: history and/or philosophy of physics. Postdoctoral Instructors are expected to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses per year (quarter system). The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

Interested candidates should apply electronically. Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a CV, and a writing sample to: Chair, HPS Postdoctoral Instructor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2014.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a letter of application;
    • a CV;
    • and a writing sample.

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Posted: September 18, 2014