PhD Scholarship in Philosophy

Brisbane, Australia
23 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry is recognised for the high quality of its teaching and research, consisting of a dynamic team of academic staff who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. Philosophy research at the University of Queensland is concentrated in the sub-disciplines of European philosophy, logic and the philosophy of science, metaphysics and epistemology, and moral and political philosophy. Further information may be accessed on the School’s website at

The role

A PhD opportunity is available for a student with a relevant Honours/Masters degree to join the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. The successful candidate will be enrolled in a higher degree (PhD) by research at the University of Queensland and contribute to a research project on analogue quantum simulation.

The person

Applicants will need to meet the UQ admissions requirements (

While it is an essential requirement that applicants must have a BA with a major in philosophy, an additional BSc with a major in physics will be looked upon favourably. Accordingly, we will accept submissions from applicants with an Honours (or equivalent) in either of philosophy or physics, and preferably the philosophy of physics.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This research is funded through an ARC HDR stipend. If successful, scholarship holders receive a tax-free stipend of AUD$26,288 p.a. indexed annually. This is available for three years. Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for funds through the School to support conference and research travel up to $4000.

Enquiries and Application Process

Provide the following by email by 17 November 2017, to

An academic CV, short (no more than 2 page) cover letter demonstrating the relevance of the applicant’s research experience, a 500 word research proposal detailing the research question and significance of the project that you would like to undertake for your PhD project and Names and contact details for two referees

The research proposal may change after discussions with the project team, but it acts as a starting point to identify your research interest and ability to plan a research project.

To discuss this role please contact the project leader, Dr Peter Evans (

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