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Three-year post-doc fellowship in Italian vernacular Aristotelian Psychology

We are seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the ERC-funded Starting Investigator Grant on ‘Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400-c. 1650)’. The project is a collaboration between the University of Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali) and the University of Warwick (Department of Italian).

You will conduct research on topics related to the interpretation of Aristotle’s works in the Italian vernacular (roughly 1400–1650), with particular attention to Aristotelian psychology (De anima literature and that related to animals). Your main activities will involve research, writing articles as the basis for a monograph, the organization of colloquia, the editing of colloquia proceedings, and other tasks as required. You will have opportunities to develop your professional and teaching profile. You will work under the direction of Dr David Lines and Professor Simon Gilson in the Department of Italian.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in Italian, Classics, Philosophy, Intellectual History, or a relevant field; an excellent knowledge of at least English, Italian and Latin; and first-hand familiarity with medieval/Renaissance philosophy and the methods of research in Renaissance literature and/or intellectual history.

36 months from 1 September 2014

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter (outlining their interest in the position), academic CV (including list of publications and any awards received), sample of their written work (preferably one article in English; another in any other Western language) and three reference letters to Sharon.Murray@warwick.ac.uk, in addition to the application form.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr David Lines, D.A.Lines@warwick.ac.uk, telephone +44 (0)24 765 23250.

Closing date: 6th June 2014
Interview date: provisionally 26 June 2014


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