Friday, May 25, 2012

Post Doc positions in Helsinki - philosophy of (social) science

Post Doc positions in Helsinki

Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the  
Social Sciences / TINT is offering two or more post doc positions,  
beginning in September 2012 and thereafter. More advanced scholars  
will also be considered. Duration is negotiable.

AREA: Philosophy of (social) science, broadly understood (inclusive of  
social ontology and social and historical studies of science).

RESEARCH AGENDA of the Centre: Interdisciplinary and intertheoretic  
dynamics and their role in shaping the future of the social sciences,  
viewed mainly from a philosophy of science point of view. The themes  
we investigate include: the interdisciplinary transfer of modeling and  
other techniques of surrogate reasoning; issues of explanation and  
evidence across disciplinary boundaries; social ontology and concepts  
of sociality informing the social sciences; economics imperialism and  
marketization; social sciences as recipients of influences from  
cognitive neuroscience; issues in analytical sociology; and more.

We are looking for individuals with a strong interest in TINT themes  
and competence in the philosophy of the relevant scientific  
disciplines. If you think you have the interest and competence – or  
think you know someone with these qualities – please get in contact  
with Uskali Mäki <>.

Applications should include:
1. CV
2. Research plan of ca 2000 words, including description of how it  
relates to the TINT agenda.
3. Sample of writing (eg published journal article)

Applications that arrive by Monday 11 June 2012 will be processed  

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