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The Research Project on Theories of Causation and Human Agency in Ancient Greek Philosophy announces three (3) postdoctoral positions in the Philosophy Department, University of São Paulo, in the following areas:

  • Plato's Philosophy
  • Aristotle's Philosophy
  • Hellenistic Philosophy

The fellowships initially carry a two-year term, but they are renewable twice for one additional year, beginning in March 2016 (with start date negotiable). Each Fellow will be a Post-Doctorate member of the Department of Philosophy, and will join the research activities of the Research Project (research seminars, conferences, meetings). These fellowships correspond to a research position, with no teaching responsibilities attached. They are sponsored by FAPESP. Chosen candidates will earn R$6,143.40 (Brazilian currency) per month, tax free.

Applicants may apply to more than one area. They should have completed the PhD in Philosophy or Classics, preferably no earlier than 2010. For each position, the applicant must include:

  • an updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • a statement of proposed research (no more than 4 pages, plus 1 separate page for bibliography), specifying the topic(s) to be studied, including a research schedule for the first two years and a list of expected publications;
  • a writing sample (dissertation chapter or other paper);
  • one sealed letter of recommendation, to be sent directly by the recommender to the address below.

All documents should be submitted in printed form; please note that the materials will not be returned. Candidates will be notified by e-mail once their dossier has been processed (please provide an e-mail address in the application). All dossier materials and the selection committee's evaluations remain confidential. The committee is not able to provide feedback on individual applications.

Deadline for the receipt of all applications: November 30th 2015.

Applications (in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese) should be submitted (as print materials) to:

Prof. Marco Zingano
Philosophy Department
Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315
05508-900 São Paulo, SP

More information is available at these websites:

Research Project:

USP Department of Philosophy (

Journal of Ancient Philosophy (


For information not available at these sites, please contact Prof. Marco Zingano (mzingano at