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Message posted on 26/01/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Skepticism about Testimony (University of Haifa / Zefat Academic ‎College)‎

We
welcome applications for a postdoctoral fellowship, which is part
of the research
project Skepticism about Testimony, funded by the Israeli
Science Foundation.
The projects principal investigators are Dr. Arnon Keren from the
Department
of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and Dr. Boaz Miller from
the
Department of Community Information Systems at Zefat Academic
College. The
project studies skeptical arguments about the possibility of
attaining
knowledge from testimony and involves an empirical study of how
people form
testimonial beliefs online.








The
successful candidate will pursue his or her own research, as well
as contribute
to the project. The fellow is expected to assist in various ways
in the
research project, including participating in building Web
interfaces and
running online experiments, to comment on or summarize papers
related to the
research project, to co-author papers with other team members, and
participate regularly in meetings of the research team.








The
fellowship consists of NIS
90,000 / year (approximately USD
24,000) and is renewable for a second year subject to successful
performance by
the fellow. The fellowship is conditioned on continued funding for
the project
by the ISF.








Requirements:


PhD in philosophy, STS,
information studies or related fields. Prior research on related
issues is an
asset. Knowledge of social epistemology is an asset.
Experience in computer programming.
Experience as a Web or Full Stack developer is an asset.






Applicants
are requested to send a short email describing their
qualifications for the
position, a CV, a published or publishable writing sample of no
more than 9,000
words, and a name and email of a potential reference. Please send
the
application to boaz.m@zefat.ac.il.
Potential candidates may be invited to an interview by the
principal
investigators.








Staring
date: immediate (preferably); a later starting date is negotiable.
Applications
will be considered until the position is fulfilled.








For
more details, please contact project co-PIs:




Dr.
Boaz Miller (CIS, Zefat Academic College): boaz.m@zefat.ac.il




Dr.
Arnon Keren (Philosophy, University of Haifa): akeren@research.haifa.ac.il


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Boaz Miller
PhD, MA, BSc
Senior Lecturer
Department of CIS
Zefat Academic College
http://boazmiller.com

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