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Academic Position (any rank) History of Science, University of Aberdeen, Centre for Modern Thought

The Centre for Modern Thought at the University of Aberdeen has been created as a site for cross-disciplinary theoretical research and theoretical inquiry bearing on global socio-historical developments and political issues. It will serve degree programmes throughout the College of Art and Social Sciences in the context of the University's new Graduate School and will offer a stimulating environment to students seeking a high-profile Ph.D. programme staffed by internationally recognised scholars.

In the coming academic year, we aim to make a number of academic appointments (at any rank) in the following areas:

  • Modern Intellectual History: [...]
  • Science Studies/History of Science: An important part of the Centre?s work will be addressed to relations between the sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. An individual strongly versed in the areas of history of science and theory of knowledge will play a vital role.
  • Theory of Art: [...]
  • Political Theory: [...]
  • Literary Theory: [...]

Scholars from any field whose work intersects with these areas are welcome to apply. Suitable candidates will have a distinguished publication record or demonstrate exceptional promise. We will accept applications until the positions are filled, but we will begin active consideration of the applications on 15 November 2005. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Christopher Fynsk, . For further information regarding the Centre for Modern Thought and the University of Aberdeen, visit our website at:

Please indicate clearly on your application form at which level (Chair, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Research Fellow) you wish your application to be considered at.

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