University of Toronto
The Network for Research on the Senses invites applications for one Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy, and research expertise in the philosophy of perception from a relevant scientific perspective. The Fellowship is open to citizens of all countries.

The Network for Research on the Senses is a partnership of philosophers of perception at Toronto (Mohan Matthen), London (Barry Smith), Harvard (Susanna Siegel), Glasgow (Fiona Macpherson), and MIT (Alex Byrne), funded by a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Over the next two academic years, the Network will conduct six interdisciplinary workshops on multimodal perception, relations between perception and cognition, the individuation of the senses, and other related topics. Teams of graduate students from the five institutions will report on these workshops; their summaries will form the basis of a web-forum to which all qualified researchers will have access.

The Fellow will have duties relating to the organization of the workshops, the supervision of graduate participation, and the editing of the web forum. This will involve travel to the workshops, and interaction with researchers in philosophy and other disciplines at the five partner institutions and elsewhere. The Fellow will thus gain valuable experience in the practice and administration of collaborative research activity. S/he will be expected to conduct an active program of research, and will have extensive access to the investigators named above and others at the partner institutions.

The Fellowship will be tenable for a two-year period in the Network Centre for Research in the Senses at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, beginning July or August 2011. The fellowship stipend is C$37,000 per year, with a $2,000 per annum personal research allowance.

Candidates who will receive their PhD degree by December 2011 are eligible to apply; however, they must submit a letter confirming their completion.
Applicants must submit the following materials in electronic form by June 1, 2011:
  1. A letter of application, including a statement of current research interests (outlining the research to be undertaken during the term of fellowship).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. The names of three referees.
  4. A writing sample, which may be published work, an extract from their dissertation, or a draft of work in progress (not to exceed 25 pages).
Applications should be sent to:
Carla DeMarco at Please put “Network PDF Application” in the subject line of the application.

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