Research Associate

Salary Package: AED 0 – 0
Reference: 508519

Classification: Postdoctoral Fellow Level A
Salary package: $66,318 – $84,122 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Fixed term contract – 2.5 years
  • Postdoctoral position in a dynamic research environment
  • Opportunity to work with the best people working in the field of Philosophy
  • Ability to contribute to the development of research in Philosophy

We are seeking a highly capable Research Associate to work on the ARC grant ‘From signs to symbols: language, mind and niche’. Candidates with a background and interest in philosophy of cognitive science, particularly as it is applied to language, formal models of the emergence of communication, are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will contribute to the development of research in Philosophy and will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, and nationally and internationally, building on the School’s reputation. The appointee will provide links to other areas with cognate interests across the ANU, where appropriate.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.
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Enquiries: Professor Kim Sterelny E: T: 02 6125 2866

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Closing Date: Monday 2 May 2016 Discover more

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