|Salary:||£33,797 to £40,322|
|Placed On:||19th May 2020|
|Closes:||18th June 2020|
Job number: FAC01202
Location: Stirling Campus
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: Grade 7 £33,797 - £40,322 p.a.
Closing date: 18 June 2020
Summary and aims of the project:
The notion of risk plays a central role in economics, finance, health, psychology, law and elsewhere–and is prevalent in managing challenges and resources in day-to-day life. Almost all of the existing literature on risk takes it for granted that there is one and only one legitimate notion of risk: the probabilistic notion on which the risk of an event or state of affairs is equated with its probability. The primary aim of this research project is to challenge this monist view of risk and provide a philosophical framework for a pluralist perspective, on which there are multiple, equally legitimate, notions of risk. This new framework will then be applied to crucial questions about risk that arise in psychology, criminal law, outdoor sports, and risk management. More information about the project can be found on www.varietiesofrisk.info
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling is offering one 30-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy. The Research Fellow will work in collaboration with Dr Philip Ebert (Stirling, Principal Investigator) and Dr Martin Smith (Edinburgh, Co-Investigator) on a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, entitled ‘Varieties of Risk’.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Philosophy and should be at an early career stage. We welcome applicants with research interests in epistemology (traditional or formal), philosophy of psychology, or philosophy of law who are able demonstrate how their work connects with one or more aspects of the project (see Project Summary above). Some experience with knowledge exchange and impact activities are desirable. Existing expertise in specific project topics, such as the philosophy of risk or in specific research methodologies, such as experimental methods, would be an additional strength but are not required.
Description of Duties
For further information, including a full description of duties, essential and desirable criteria and details on how to apply, please see https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2337&jobTitle=Postdoctoral%20Research%20Fellow%20in%20Philosophy
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