Predoctoral Philosophy of Quantum Gravity, Chicago, USA

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Deadline:  2023-04-01

Location:  Chicago, USA

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy at University of Illinois Chicago solicits applications for a junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, August 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) through December 2023. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’.

Candidates must be ABD in a PhD program at an accredited university, working on a dissertation related to the philosophy of quantum gravity or cosmology, broadly construed. The fellowship will provide support for the successful candidate to spend a semester away from their home institution to work with the project’s UIC group led by Professor Nick Huggett, and to benefit from interactions with project members and from participation in the project’s activities. The successful candidate will participate in a tutoring program directed by Professor Huggett. They will be expected to participate in weekly group meetings during term, help with the administration and organization of the group’s activities, and contribute to the group’s research and outreach efforts. More information on the project and the research group is available at

The fellowship is fixed-term for one semester, to be negotiated with the successful candidate. The salary is $15,000 total. Research funds will be available for travel to relevant conferences and to visit the project’s other group at the University of Geneva. The successful candidate must remain enrolled as a full-time student at their home institution, and will not be admitted into any degree program at UIC. The fellowship will not cover any costs (such as tuition and fees) at the home institution.

Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience and motivation for the position, a CV, a 1-2 page description of the dissertation project, one writing sample, and two letters of reference (sent under separate cover). They should be sent to Professor Nick Huggett at huggett[AT]

Review of the files will begin on April 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates files may be reviewed by qualified members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the best qualified candidate will be selected by Professors Huggett and Wuethrich.

Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged.

For more information, please contact Professor Nick Huggett at huggett[AT]