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Philosophy of Mathematics Postdoc at Nancy or Paris

Submitted by Richard Zach on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 9:10pm

One year Post-doc Fellowship in the context of the ANR-DFG research   program MATHEMATICS: OBJECTIVITY BY REPRESENTATION (MathObRe) at the Laboratoire d'Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie—Archives Henri-Poincaré, Nancy (UMR 7117) or at the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences, Paris (UMR 8590).

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for 12 months  in the academic year 2014/15 (October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015) in the context of the project mentioned above. The project aims to study the relation between mathematical objectivity and the role of representation in mathematics from a philosophical point if view, with particular attention to historical development of mathematics and to mathematical practice. The directive lines of the project are available here:

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the realization of this project and to reside in Nancy or Paris during the whole your of her/his grant. The decision where she/he should reside in Nancy or Paris throughout the year will be taken by ourselves, according to the research topic. The grant amount (1600-1800€/month after taxes) is set by French regulations. We encourage to apply young scholars having received their doctoral   degree in the last 5 years in the domain of philosophy of mathematics and the like with a proven potential to conduct and publish research at a level of international excellence.

Applications should include:

  • A (brief) letter of application including personal information academic background, and research interests
  • A proposal for a research project (3-4 pages) aiming to contribute to MathObRe
  • CV including a list of publications, talks, conferences attended  and teaching experience.
  • One or two recommendation letters from a recognised scholar in the field.

This material is to be sent by e-mail to  Gerhard Heinzmann and Marco Panza before April 30th at midnight (French time). Decisions will be made by May 31th, 2014.


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