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Chris Young <[log in to unmask]>
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Intl Soc for the Hist Phil and Soc St of Biol <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:20:35 -0600
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From: Gordon R Mcouat <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship: HPS/STS and evolutionary theory.

The Evolution Studies Group (ESG) at Dalhousie University seeks a
Postdoctoral Fellow whose scholarly research would complement its areas of
interest: the application of evolutionary (Darwinian) theory to the
understanding of larger questions in biology (such as the nature of species,
phylogenetic pattern and the process of development) and psychology (e.g.,
the origins of altruism and consciousness), coupled with the critique of
these applications from the perspectives of philosophy/history and sociology
of science.  The Fellow would be expected to develop an independent research
program with the support and counsel of senior ESG members, J. Barkow
(Sociology and Anthropology), R. Campbell (Philosophy), F. Doolittle
(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), B. Hall (Biology) and G. McOuat
(History of Science and Technology and King's College), and to participate
in its ongoing discussions.  Interaction with bench and computer scientists
as well as theoreticians will be facilitated and encouraged.  Stipend,
guaranteed for two years, is 35,000 Cdn per annum.  ESG  anticipates that
the ideal applicant will have a recent PhD in Philosophy or History and
Sociology of Science or in one of the relevant experimental disciplines
(evolutionary biology, molecular evolution, evolution and development,
behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology/sociobiology) with a strong
evolutionary theoretical focus, and an appetite for interdisciplinary
discourse.  Deadline for receipt of applications, 1 April, 2001.  Opening
date June through September, 2001.

Send letter, CV, description of research interests and names/phone numbers
of three referees to W. F. Doolittle, Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H
4H7.  E-mail: [log in to unmask]

 W. Ford Doolittle
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research - Program in Evolutionary Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H7

Phone (902) 494-3569
FAX   (902) 494-1355
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