[MaFLa] Fwd: Ph.D. position in Netherlands

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Sat Sep 17 23:25:57 CEST 2011

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Subject: Ph.D. position in Netherlands
Date: 2011. September 17., 14:16:36
From: Jeanne Peijnenburg <jeanne.peijnenburg at rug.nl>
To: Jeanne Peijnenburg <jeanne.peijnenburg at rug.nl>

Dear friends and colleagues,

There is a Ph.D. position available in the field of epistemology and the 
regress problem (broadly conceived) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University 
of Groningen, The Netherlands --- see the job opening below.

If you know a suitable candidate, I would appreciate it if you would bring his 
or her attention to the opening.

There is also a postdoc position in the same field, which I will announce soon.

Best wishes,

Jeanne Peijnenburg
Department of Theoretical Philosophy
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Groningen
The Netherlands


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>> The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 
has an opening for a
>> Ph.D. position in Philosophy (1,0 fte)
>> Vacancy number 211143
>> Project funded by NWO, the Dutch National Science Foundation
>> University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2012-2016
>> Research Project
>> The Ph.D. position is situated within the research project ‘Epistemology 
and the Regress Problem: A Probabilistic Approach’. This project focuses on 
the credentials of infinitism as a new approach to the old regress problem in 
epistemology, and its goal is to develop a viable probabilistic form of 
infinitistism.  Results of this research are expected to be of interest not 
only for philosophy and the history of philosophy, but also for disciplines 
beyond philosophy itself, such as cognitive psychology and informatics. In 
addition to the Ph.D. position, a new postdoc vacancy will be filled in the 
general area of infinitistic epistemology.
>> The head of the project is Jeanne Peijnenburg, Professor of Theoretical 
Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen.
>> Job Opening
>> Suitable candidates for this Ph.D. position:
>> - pursue an interest in theoretical philosophy, history of philosophy, or 
cognitive science;
>> - can play an active role in the research community of the Faculty of 
>> - have, or will soon have completed, an M.A. or an M.Sc. in a field relevant 
to the project;
>> - are fluent in English.
>> Appointment
>> The Ph.D. position is for a period of four years on a full time basis, 
starting on January 1, 2012. The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly 
salary that will range between € 2,042 per month in the first year to € 2,612 
per month in the fourth year. The candidate will be working under the 
supervision of Jeanne Peijnenburg.
>> Research Environment
>> Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an 
international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher 
education. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively community of 
excellent lecturers and researchers. The project will be carried out in the 
Department of Theoretical Philosophy.
>> Application
>> To apply for the Ph.D. position, please send an e-mail to Ms Fré Moorrees 
(f.c.moorrees at rug.nl) and attach:
>> ·       a curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, grades, a 
list of publications if applicable, and the names and contact details of two 
>> ·       a letter explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, 
and your competence in the research field;
>> ·       a writing sample of about 3,000 words as well as your M.A. of M.Sc. 
>> The closing date for applications is October 31, 2011.
>> Interviews are planned in the week of November 7 until 12. 

L a s z l o  E.  S z a b o
Professor of Philosophy
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