The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of
Queensland invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy of


The position is funded by the Australian Research Council and is associated
with the project “A philosophical exploration of simulating and
controlling the quantum world”. While applicants must have a BA with a
major in philosophy, an additional BSc with a major in physics will be
looked upon favourably. Applications are welcome from anybody with an
Honours (or equivalent – e.g. Masters) in either of philosophy or physics
(and preferably the philosophy of science and/or physics).


To apply, please provide the following by email by 17 November 2017, to  An academic CV; a
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


Successful applicants receive a tax-free stipend of AUD$26,682 p.a. indexed
annually. This is available for three years. Start date: January 2018.


Further information on the position, the project and the application
process can be found at
For enquiries, please contact Dr Peter Evans (