Department: IU Bloomington History & Philosophy of Sci
The Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Indiana University announces one one-year Post-doc position beginning August 15, 2020, funded by the National Science Foundation. The AOS for the position is philosophy of science, with a preference for philosophy of climate science or philosophy of statistics or methodology. The Area of Competence is open, but some familiarity with big data or data science is desirable. More specifically, the ability to analyze, understand, and communicate about big data applications or statistical models is helpful for the position. The post-doc will be funded to work next summer for one month with the Principle Investigator (PI) on the grant, Prof. Elisabeth Lloyd, in Boulder, Colorado, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, disease conditions permitting, with climate modelers, on specific projects involved in establishing and understanding methodological, philosophical, and social issues in big data in climate science and modeling. Duties include cooperative research with climate scientists and the PI with the aim of publication, and a teaching load of one semester-long undergraduate course during the academic year. The PI will be available for advice and training regarding undergraduate teaching. Competence at communicating with climate scientists can be acquired during the project. The appointee will be expected to carry out a research program in related fields for the duration of the Post-doc. Some assistance with the supervision of graduate students will be involved. Full participation in departmental life, programs, colloquia, and special programs will be expected. Finalists for this position will possess outstanding promise as cooperative researchers in philosophy of science.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
QUALIFICATION: PhD in Philosophy or Philosophy of Science by July 30, 2020
Specialty in Philosophy of Science
Area of Competence: Open.
Department Contact for Questions:
Professor Elisabeth A Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: 22007-05
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9780
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.