Vacature: Fully funded Ph.D. studentships in the history and/or philosophy of science (Durham University)
The AHRC-funded project ‘Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science’ invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in either history of science or philosophy of science, commencing on 1st October 2014. The studentship includes three years’ Home/EU fees, plus three years’ maintenance at RCUK rates (minimum of £13,863 for 2014-5).
‘Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science’ is a research initiative based in the Departments of Philosophy at Durham University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (United States). The project will critically evaluate contemporary scientific realism by looking to a number of episodes in the history of science which pose problems for this position. The successful applicant will have a good degree, and have (or be working towards) a Masters in a relevant discipline. He/she will work alongside the PI (Peter Vickers) and the Co-I (Timothy Lyons), as well as interacting with members of a wider project network as detailed here:
Indiana-Purdue, Indianapolis: Timothy Lyons (Co-I), Victoria Rogers, Cornelis de Waal, Peter Schwartz, Jason Kelly
Indiana, Bloomington: Jutta Schickore, Jordi Cat, Sander Gliboff, Bill Newman, Amit Hagar
Purdue, Lafayette: Dana Tulodziecki, Paul Draper, Martin Curd
Durham: Peter Vickers (PI), Matthew Eddy, Holger Maehle, Nancy Cartwright, Julian Reiss, Wendy Parker, Ian Kidd, Robin Hendry
Leeds: Juha Saatsi, Steven French, Greg Radick
This network comprises a wide range of different types of expertise the student could draw on, including leading philosophers of science, historians of science, and those who are known for combining both disciplines.
There is no set deadline. However, given the proximity of the start date, a decision will be made as soon as possible, and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.