[MaFLa] Fwd: PhD-researcher Theoretical Philosophy

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Thu Jun 5 16:01:43 CEST 2008


University of Utrecht: PhD-researcher Theoretical Philosophy (1,0 fte)

Faculty of Humanities

Utrecht University, founded in 1636, has developed into one of  
Europe's largest and most prominent institutes for research and  
education. The Faculty of Humanities, with nearly 7,000 students  
and nearly 900 staff members, offers an inspiring and dynamic  
working environment. Our research and education programmes focus on  
culture, history, arts, literature, media, language, philosophy and  
theology, covering the period from classical antiquity to the  
present day. We pay special attention to interdisciplinary and  
international collaboration, the use of new media, and high-quality  
teaching and research. The research programmes are organised in  
four institutes:

  * Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC),
  * Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS),
  * ZENO Research Institute for Philosophy,
  * Research Institute for Theology and Religious Studies (INTEGON).

The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and  
guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for  
Research Master and PhD students.

The Philosophy departement in Utrecht (http://www.phil.uu.nl/en/ 
department.shtml) has sections in Theoretical Philosophy, Practical  
Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Ethics. The section  
Theoretical Philosophy (http://www.phil.uu.nl/faculteit/w-w-w/ 
TF.shtml), chaired by Professor Albert Visser, is inviting  
applicants to apply for the following position:

PhD-researcher Theoretical Philosophy (1,0 fte)

Job description:

We are looking for a researcher in either one of the following two  

1.      application of formal methods in the philosophy of science  
(including logical and statistical methods);
2.      epistemology, preferably with an interest in scientific,  
mathematical, or formal knowledge.

The PhD student position is intended for doing research leading to  
a doctorate thesis. Apart from that, the position involves some  
teaching and management tasks, including help with applications for  
funding and with organizing workshops or conferences. For more  
information concerning the section Theoretical Philosophy please  
visit the section's website.


Applicants for the PhD student position should have a master's  
degree or comparable, with excellent marks, in philosophy or in an  
area related to the intended PhD project.

Knowledge of either a science or of formal methods is a plus. We  
are looking for a researcher who has good communicative skills and  
works in a self-motivated manner.

A very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written  
(preferably level C1 passive/ B2 active or better on the Common  
European Framework (CEF) Global Scale), is required (http:// 

Terms of employment:

The PhD studentship will be for four years. Only after a positive  
evaluation if the candidate meets the requirements agreed upon in  
advance, will the employment be continued after the first year.

Salary PhD-researcher: EUR 2,000.- in the first year to EUR 2,558.-  
in the fourth year, gross per month on a full-time basis, based on  
the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

The Department strives to increase the number of women on the  
academic staff, and where candidates are equally qualified,  
preference will be given to women.

Employment for the position will begin at September 1, 2008, or  
soon after.

Further details:

For more information: contact Dr. Thomas Mueller (http:// 
www.phil.uu.nl/~tmueller/) at Thomas.Mueller at phil.uu.nl or by  
telephone: +31 (0)30 253 2097.

How to apply:

Your application (by e-mail or regular mail) should contain a  
covering letter, your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and  
a 2-3 page research proposal. Preferably it also should contain one  
or two of your best short (max. 20 pages) texts as a writing sample.

E-mail applications should be sent in pdf or doc format to  
PenO at let.uu.nl, and should specify your name and vacancy number  
68846 in the message as well as in the topic, include a list of  
attachments in the message, and specify your name in every attachment.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department,  
attn. mrs. M-H. de Windt, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht,  
The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number 68846 as well  
as to the source where you found this advertisement.

Deadline for applications: June 16, 2008.
Interviews are planned for July 3, 2008.


L a s z l o   E.   S z a b o
Department of Logic, Institute of Philosophy
Faculty of Humanities, Eotvos University, Budapest

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