[MaFLa] Fwd: Open Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Logic

Laszlo E. Szabo laszlo.e.szabo at gmail.com
Wed May 11 23:29:16 CEST 2016

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Subject: Open Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Logic
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 17:48:13
From: Sonja J.L. Smets <sonsmets at gmail.com>
To: philphys-owner at phil.elte.hu

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of
Amsterdam has a *vacancy* for a

*Postdoctoral researcher in Logic *
38 hours per week
vacancy number 16-218


We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will join the research
group of Prof. Sonja Smets. Preference will be given to a candidate who is
active in one of the following areas:

   1. Logic and its applications to formal epistemology or multi-agent
   systems. In particular we are interested in the use of logical methods to
   study the dynamics of information. Topics of interest can relate to belief
   revision theory, social network theory, epistemic game theory, truth
   approximation or formal learning theory.
   2. Logic and its applications in the area of quantum mechanics or
   quantum information theory. In particular we are interested in quantum
   logic and its use in quantum information theory (e.g. logics used for the
   formal verification of quantum information protocols).


Applicants should have a PhD degree in any area connected to Logic,
Theoretical Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial
Intelligence, Physics. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in Logic (especially
in any of the areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic, Dynamic Logic or
Probabilistic Logic) and at least one of the following areas of research:
Belief Revision Theory, Formal Learning Theory, Formal Epistemology,
Epistemic Game Theory, Multi-Agent Systems in AI, Quantum Logic, Quantum
Information Theory.

Preference will be given to candidates who have published or submitted for
publication original work in at least one of the above areas (or
interdisciplinary work at the interface of these areas). We are primarily
looking for candidates who have a strong research profile. But it would
also be helpful if a candidate has any

experience or potential for research supervision, teaching (in areas
related to logic) or research organization (e.g. organizing small workshops
or research seminars).

Job application:

Applications should include the following information, in separate pdf
files (not zipped), using surname, initials and a self-evident word as file
names, e.g. , Smith J CV

   1. a Curriculum Vitae;
   2. a Letter of Motivation (maximum 1 page), explaining why you are
   interested in this position;
   3. a Research Statement (maximum 2 pages), explaining your research
   interests and how you think they can be related to one of the areas
   mentioned in the above given job description;
   4. a copy of your most important research paper, which can be a joint
   paper (co-authored with others), and which has appeared in or is submitted
   for publication to a scientific journal;
   5. a brief summary of your PhD thesis in maximum 2 pages;
   6. the name and contact details (including email address) of two
   referees who can provide details about your profile.

Completed applications should be submitted by *15 June 2016 *to
application-science at uva.nl, and should state your name and vacancy number
16-218 in the subject field. The committee does not guarantee that late or
incomplete applications will be considered.

Further Information:

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

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