Postdoctoral Fellowships at Extending New Narratives

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●     Be inspired, every day
●     Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
●     Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Location: Monash University, Clayton campus, Melbourne, Australia

Employment Type: Either part-time or full time

Duration: Fixed-term appointment - either full time (1.0 FTE) for six months OR part-time (0.5 FTE) for twelve months

Remuneration: Level A ($72,927 - $98,975 per annum FTE)

●     Be inspired, every day
●     Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
●     Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Philosophy Program is part of an educational and active research community that focuses on a wide range of areas including logic, metaphysics, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and cognition, ethics, and political philosophy. The program is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their team for either 12 months in a part-time capacity or 6 months in a full-time capacity. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy, you will be expected to conduct research related to the retrieval and recognition of philosophical works by women and/or individuals from other marginalised groups from the medieval period through to the early twentieth century. In keeping with the SSHRC Partnership agreement, the successful applicant will be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

As a Research Fellow, you will be responsible for the conduct of research as well as the contribution to the production of conference papers and publication. In this position, you will be expected to attend meetings relevant to the research. You may also be required to carry out limited administrative functions connected to your area of research.

As the successful candidate, you must possess a doctoral qualification in Philosophy or a closely related discipline (within the past five years). Your expertise in a period in the history of philosophy, and a demonstrated interest in research and pedagogy involving women thinkers and/or thinkers from other marginalized groups of that period, will be essential to this role. Your ability in manuscript preparation and demonstrated experience in previous refereed research publications will be utilised as you will support the development of the project’s research objectives.

The position may be taken up either part-time (0.5) or full-time (1.0). The commencement date is negotiable, but the successful candidate is expected to take up the position by 1 January 2023.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

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How to apply
Please submit an electronically completed application form, a letter of application that should address the selection criteria and explain how the proposed research is related to the Extending New Narratives project, a CV, and a description of a project to be worked on during the post-doc (no more than 750 words), and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to the ENN Management Committee at


Position Description
Please see here.

Closing Date
9 May 2022

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Application date
1 year
Humanities : Philosophy, Theology and religion