Philosophy and Neuroscience, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-PHILNEURO-KAY [#10500]
Position Title: Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Philosophy and Neuroscience
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neuroscience
Philosophy / Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2018/02/01 finished (posted 2017/11/20, finished 2018/06/05, listed until 2018/05/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Philosophy and Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2018. The Kay Fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer with a joint appointment in Philosophy and Neuroscience.

The ideal applicant will have an educational background in philosophy and neuroscience, and a demonstrated ability to foster formal and informal conversations among philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. The postdoctoral fellow will actively pursue his or her own research and teach one course per semester, including a course in Neuro-ethics, while participating in and contributing to the intellectual life of the Philosophy Department, Neuroscience Program and the Brandeis community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the fellowship.

The fellowship includes a salary of $57,500, plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. Questions about the position may be directed to Julie Seeger at

Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, should include a CV, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, a succinct writing sample, and three letters of reference. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2018.

Brandeis University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Kay Fellow in Philosophy and Neuroscience - MS 055
Brandeis University
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Waltham, MA 02453

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