[MaFLa] Fw: University of Utrecht: PhD-researcher Theoretical Philosophy (1, 0 fte)

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Fri May 30 13:11:05 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

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 

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

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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