National University of Singapore, FASS-Philosophy

Position ID:National University of Singapore-PHI-RF [#20924]
Position Title: Research Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 117570, Singapore [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Philosophy / Metaphysics and/or Epistemology, including Logic and Philosophy of Minds, Analytic philosophy, Cognitive Science, Epistemology, Formal Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Metaphysics, Metaphysics; Epistemology; Mind; Language;Logic or Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/10, finished 2022/08/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore invites applicants for a postdoctoral position, starting in 2022. The postdoctoral position is affiliated with the new Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN). The topic of the project is spatial reasoning and imagination, with the ultimate goal of enabling robots to manipulate novel objects – for example, to enable a robot to recognise whether a hollow vessel is useful as a cup, and then to fill it with liquid. Since the project is interdisciplinary, we welcome applicants from a range research backgrounds, including - but not limited to – logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, computational linguistics or decision theory. The ideal candidate would have a background in computing or engineering as well as philosophy. The post-doctoral position is entirely research; no teaching duties are required. 

Application Process: Interested applicants should apply on AcademicJobsOnline, by January 31st, 2021. The application should include: - A CV (Required) - A writing sample (Required) - Three letters of recommendation (Recommended) - A cover letter briefly addressing how their present or future research might contribute to the project (Optional) 

Deadline: January 31st, 2021. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Ben Blumson or Gregory Chirikjian. For general information about the Philosophy Department at NUS, please visit 

Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy or a related field
Starting Salary: SGD 55,000 - 75,000 per annum

(At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required. 


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.)

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Block AS3, 3 Arts Link, Singapore 117570