Two advertisements for positions at ANU have just appeared in Jobs for Philosophers. The first is for post-doctoral fellowships associated with the Centre for Consciousness:
The Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Sciences, seeks to appoint one or more research-only Postdoctoral/Research Fellows (Level A/B). The fellows will be appointed in association with Professor David Chalmers’ Federation Fellowship project on ‘The Contents of Consciousness’, and/or in association with other projects in the Program in related areas. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related discipline prior to appointment, and should specialize in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and/or epistemology. Appointment will be for up to three years. The Program will consider proposals to fill the positions by secondment, and particularly welcomes applications from women. Send applications (reference: CASS4400), preferably by e-mail (Word, rtf, or pdf format) to email@example.com, or by mail to: Applications Officer, Human Resources Division, Chancelry 10A, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia. Full details are available at http://consc.net/fellows.html. [Formal information is available here and here.] Closing date: November 30, 2007.
The second is for continuing positions in the RSSS Philosophy Program (abbreviated version here):
The Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Sciences, seeks to make continuing appointments, 1 or 2 depending on rank. Appointment will be offered at Levels B through E2 (Assistant to Full Professor, salary package: $66,764-$131,929 plus 17% super), depending on qualifications and experience. This is an opportunity for outstanding scholars to take up an ongoing research position in a program with a major international profile and a very strong graduate program. Applications are invited in any area of philosophy consonant with work currently being done in the Philosophy Program, but preference for one of the positions may be given to Social & Political Theory. Applicants must, except in exceptional circumstances, be willing and able to make a major contribution to one or more of the overarching themes around which the work of the School is organized. The Research School of Social Sciences particularly welcomes applications from women. The beginning dates are negotiable. Further particulars are available here.
Re the continuing positions: these full-time permanent research positions (tenurable after a few years, in the case of a junior appointment) are of course very attractive, and applications/enquiries from distinguished philosophers are encouraged. The information regarding rank of the continuing positions in the ad and on the ANU website is confusing, but these should be treated as an open rank positions. The JFP ad doesn't list a closing date, but the ANU ad lists a closing date of November 19 (9 days from now). I don't know how serious this closing date is, but it would be a good idea to send applications as soon as possible. Note that e-mail applications are accepted for both positions.