Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Digital Philosophy and/or History of Biology

Université catholique de Louvain

Job type: post doc

Application deadline: March 1, 2019


The FNRS MIS project Digital History and Philosophy of Biology (DHPB), led by Prof. Charles Pence at the Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES) and Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is advertising *two* two-year post-doctoral fellowships in history and/or philosophy of biology.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019
Starting date: May 1, 2019
Ending date: April 31, 2021 (with the possibility of an extension to a third year)

More information is available here; also soon to appear on Euraxess.

The DHPB project aims to expand the use of the tools of digital humanities – particularly textual analysis – to study the history and philosophy of the life sciences. We have developed an application (see here) and a corpus of journal article data (see here) enabling us to study at a broad scale the journal literature in evolutionary biology and related fields, offering a novel perspective on the growth and development of biological science (dating back to as early as 1860). We will gladly review postdoctoral fellowship applications from candidates trained in either philosophy or history of science, as well as digital humanities or the sciences (if such candidates have expertise in philosophical or historical work). Please visit the lab website for more information about the requirements and how to apply!

Posted: January 18, 2019