Note: Senior Visiting Fellows applications are closed until the Academic Year 2024-25.
The Senior Visiting Fellows program invites philosophers of science with seniority in the profession to spend a two-term academic year working in the Center for Philosophy of Science. Senior Fellows work principally on their own research project. Because of their seniority, it is expected that they will informally mentor junior scholars also visiting in the Center.
The Senior Visiting Fellow will propose an open-call conference that will be considered for possible inclusion in the Center’s activities for the end of the Fellow’s year. If the Center proceeds with the conference, it will be funded by the Center and chaired by the Senior Visiting Fellow.
Senior Visiting Fellows have no other formal duties. They are expected to reside in Pittsburgh, to undertake research full time in an office in the Center for Philosophy of Science, and to participate in the life of the Center by attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, etc.
Many Fellows are pleasantly surprised by the City of Pittsburgh and enjoy exploring it and the surrounding countryside.
- A stipend totaling $65,000 to be paid over the course of the eight months of their tenure.
- A centrally located office on the 11th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh Library System privileges (including the Archives of Scientific Philosophy and access to electronic journals), and some minimal office support.
- A full calendar of talks, workshops, conferences and other activities; access (with instructor permission) to graduate seminars taught in the Departments of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science; and the company of other Visiting Fellows, Resident Fellows in many departments of the University of Pittsburgh, and Center Associates drawn from other universities in the Pittsburgh area.
- A stimulating and friendly environment in which to hear about philosophy of science, to talk about philosophy of science, to think about philosophy and to create philosophy of science.