Two-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychology & experimental philosophy



Professors Ori Friedman and John Turri are looking to jointly hire a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on research at the intersection of psychology and experimental philosophy at the University of Waterloo.



An initial one-year appointment will start between 1 June and 1 September 2020, depending on the successful candidate’s availability. Renewal for a second year is expected assuming good performance.


Stipend and funds

The stipend is $42,500 per year plus benefits and a $5,000 travel/research budget per year (all values denominated in Canadian dollars).



Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of cognitive science within five years of the date of appointment. The successful candidate (1) will have experience conducting experiments with adults, (2) will work on issues in the broad terrain covered by the supervisors’ research (see links above), (3) may not be employed at another institution during the term of their appointment, and (4) is expected to be in residence for the appointment’s duration. Bonus points for strong statistical, coding, and open-science skills.



The successful candidate will be expected to produce theoretical and/or experimental publications, contribute to all phases of the research process, present at professional conferences/workshops, participate in lab meetings, mentor junior lab members, and help organize cognitive-science related activities at the university.


How to apply

Email the following to and with the subject heading of “postdoctoral fellowship application”:

  • Cover letter: state your interest in the position, background preparation, and research goals (max 750 words)
  • Current CV
  • One representative publication
  • Contact information for 2–3 references (referees will be contacted by email to comment on your qualifications)



We will begin reviewing applications on 31 January 2020. Only complete applications received by that date are guaranteed full consideration.