The University of Sydney is offering up to 15 new U2000 Postdoctoral
Fellowships to attract outstanding scholars for full-time research in
any of its disciplines.
We are now pleased to announce that candidates may also apply for
activities within the new Centre for the Mind a joint venture between
the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.
The Centre for the Mind, which was launched by Oliver Sacks and strongly
endorsed by the Prime Minister, acts as a catalyst for interdisciplinary
scientific research into the mind. Its goals are to foster a culture of
ideas and inquiry into the exciting and unexpected areas that lie
between and across the traditional disciplines and to bring the rigour
of academia to bear on what it is to be human.
Successful Fellows will undertake research headed by international
prize-winning scientist, Professor Allan Snyder. While all exciting
proposals are warmly welcomed, the Centre is currently exploring various
aspects of creativity, the astonishing abilities of autistic savants,
and "what makes a champion?" in the broadest sense.
For further information, please telephone Professor Snyder on 0418 633
247, or Professor Don Napper, Pro VC, email: pvc at cst.usyd.edu.au or
telephone 02 9351 2754.
The Fellowships will be available from January 1999 for a period of
three years and should be commenced within six months of an offer being
made. Applicants will be doctoral graduates, of no more than five years
standing. Salary will be within the range $42,869 to $46,017. A setting
up grant of $25,000 will be provided at commencement of the appointment.
Applicants must complete an application form that can be obtained,
together with details of the applications procedure and supplementary
information, by email at the following address:
U2000 at reschols.usyd.edu.au
Closing Date: 13 October 1999