Postdoc at Warwick, Project on Time

The University of Warwick is seeking to appoint a full-time, 2-year postdoctoral research fellow based at the Department of Philosophy, as part of the interdisciplinary research project ‘Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology’, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Further information is available at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUH853/research-fellow-78418-086/

The successful candidate will be a member of the research project team, together with the Principal Investigator Professor Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy, Warwick), the Co-Investigator Professor Teresa McCormack (Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast), and a further postdoctoral research fellow in psychology, to be appointed in January 2018.

The overarching aim of the project is to provide an empirically informed critical examination of the relationship between our everyday understanding of time, and time as typically understood within modern science. Philosophers often claim that there is a deep gulf between common sense and science when it comes to how each of them understands what time is. Specifically, they are assumed to involve radically different commitments regarding the metaphysics of time. The project aims to investigate the extent to which research on the psychology of time actually bears this out, or might indeed also point to ways of bridging this perceived gulf.

The project will start in January 2017. Planned project activities include a series of workshops and public engagement activities, as well as collaborations with a range of performing arts groups.