Researcher, Department of Employment Philosophy with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The Philosophy Department of the National University of Singapore invites applicants for a postdoctoral position, starting in 2022. The postdoctoral position is affiliated with the new Center for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN). The subject of the project is spatial reasoning and imagination, with the ultimate goal of enabling robots to manipulate new objects – for example, to allow a robot to recognize if a hollow container is useful as a cup, and then to fill it. of liquid. Since the project is interdisciplinary, we welcome applicants from a variety of research backgrounds including – but not limited to – logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, computational linguistics or decision theory. The ideal candidate would have a background in computer science or engineering as well as in philosophy.

The post-doctoral position is entirely research; no teaching task is required.

Application process: Interested candidates must apply by January 14, 2022.

The request must include:

  • CV (required)
  • A writing sample (required)
  • Four letters of recommendation (required)
  • A cover letter briefly explaining how their current or future research might contribute to the project (optional)

Deadline: January 14, 2022

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Blumson ([email protected]) or Gregory Chirikjian ([email protected]). For general information on the NUS Philosophy Department, please visit

Salary range from SGD 60,000 to SGD 75,000 per year

More information

Site: [[Kent Ridge Campus]] Organization: [[National University of Singapore]] Department: [[Department of Philosophy]] Eligible for employee recommendation: [[NA]] Job Application ID: [[10969]]

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Doctorate in Philosophy or a related field

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