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Instituto de Filosofía

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship

20200713 NotabecapostdoctoradoThe Instituto de Filosofía Universidad Catolica de Chile invites post-doctoral scholarship applications for the Fondecyt (Chile) Postdoctoral Award, which opens in July 2020. 

This award covers fees and operational expenses, including the purchase of books and office supplies, with the aim of supporting high-level research, and can last two or three years. The scholarship allocates resources for academic trips and participation in colloquia, as well as including health benefits and moving expenses. The contest rules, updated for the 2021 postdoctoral competition, are available here.

The Instituto de Filosofía, UC has a long tradition of welcoming postdoctoral researchers and integrating them into our vibrant research environment, ensuring ideal conditions for successful research. Please see the profile of some of our postdocs here and here, as well as an opinion column written by one of our postdoctoral students here. Currently, we have three active postdoctoral students working in different areas of philosophy (see one of their current projects here).

Once installed, postdoctoral students will have all the material support available to members of the University, including access to an office, and to one of the best libraries in Latin America.  The successful candidate will work closely with the sponsoring researcher and other university academics in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor and freedom. 

The Faculty includes professors from the USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy, France ,and Chile working at the forefront of their respective fields. In addition, the Instituto de Filosofía UC participates in an extensive international research network that is supported through various exchange agreements.

Postdocs will be able to find a high-level research sponsor in the areas of ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy, either in the analytical or continental tradition. Our particular research strengths lie in ancient philosophy, the phenomenological tradition, ethics, politics, the philosophy of science, and transcendental philosophy. Applicants  can explore the profile of our academic staff here.   

In collaboration with the sponsoring academic, the postdoctoral researcher may, if she wishes, participate in the academic activities of the University and/or take the initiative to organize events.

It is suggested that those interested prepare their application in advance, in collaboration with the sponsoring researcher, and take into account both the high level of competition and Fondecyt's own requirements. Because a successful application requires a strong proposal in conformity with the rules of the competition, it is important to review the postdoctoral competition form here.

For more information regarding the application process, please write directly to the researcher who would like to name as the  sponsor of your project, or to the Institute's director of research, Eric Pommier (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

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