A number of positions are being advertised at ANU. We are about to advertise 2-3 permanent positions in the RSSS Philosophy Program. These positions will be advertised as open rank, and while permanent RSSS positions typically go to senior candidates, a more junior appointment is not out of the question. Of course these research-only positions are almost unique within philosophy, and the academic environment in the Philosophy Program is unmatched. Inquiries from distinguished philosophers are welcome -- feel free to send an e-mail to me or to other members of the Program.
At the same time, we are also advertising 2-3 postdoctoral positions in the Centre for Consciousness. Two of these positions will be attached to my Federation Fellowship project on "The Contents of Consciousness", and one will be attached to a newly-funded ARC project on "The High-Level Structure of Consciousness", directed by me, Ned Block, and Susanna Siegel. More details about these positions can be found here. (Note in particular that these positions aren't limited to people working directly on consciousness or even to philosophers of mind. Note also the misprinted reference number in the JFP ad.) Again, inquiries are welcome.
All this terrific news for ANU philosophy comes in combination with the good news that Frank Jackson is stepping down as director of the Research School of Social Sciences to once again become a regular member of the Philosophy Program, where he will be full-time apart from a period each year in Princeton (as Brian Leiter reports). Frank has done an extraordinary job as director, but it will be great to have him around more. After a recent review of the whole RSSS, it is good to see that things are moving in such a positive direction.