Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Universität Freiburg Schweiz / Université de Fribourg Suisse,
Freiburg / Fribourg,
Switzerland
April 16, 2010
Doktorassistent 50% Philosophie des Menschen und der Humanwissenschaften/ Assistant docteur 50% Philosophie de l’homme et des sciences humaines
June 11, 2010

Anforderungen
• Doktorat in Philosophie im genannten Bereich vor dem Zeitpunkt der Anstellung
• Habilitationsprojekt in einem der genannten Bereiche
• Unterrichtserfahrung
Aufgaben
• Lehre (1 Stunde pro Woche)
• Unterstützung der Verwaltungsarbeit an dem betreffenden Lehrstuhl
• Eigene Forschung mit Ziel der Habilitation

Bewerbungen (mit Curriculum Vitae, Publikationsliste und Forschungsvorhaben) sind bis Freitag 11. Juni 2010 an Prof. Martine Nida-Rümelin, Departement der Philosophie, Universität Freiburg, Miséricorde, CH-1700 Fribourg einzureichen. Tel. +41 (026) 300 75 24, Fax +41 (026) 300 97 86, e-mail: philosophie [__at__] unifr [dot] ch
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Exigences
• Doctorat en philosophie dans le domaine mentionné au moment de l'engagement
• Projet d'habilitation ou équivalent dans le domaine mentionné
• Expérience d'enseignement
Tâches
• Enseignement (1 heures par semaine)
• Participation au travail administratif relié à la chaire concernée
• Recherche personnelle en vue d'une habilitation

Les lettres de candidature avec curriculum vitae, liste de publications et un projet de recherche (en vue d'une thèse d'habilitation ou équivalent) sont à envoyer jusqu'au vendredi 11 juin 2010 au Prof. Martine Nida-Rümelin, Département de Philosophie, Université, Miséricorde, CH-1700 Fribourg. Tél. +41 (026) 300 75 24, Fax +41 (026) 300 97 86, e-mail: philosophie [__at__] unifr [dot] ch

Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS),
Tilburg,
Netherlands
April 9, 2010
PhD Position (Formal Philosophy)
May 21, 2010

The Department of Philosophy and the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (http://www.uvt.nl/tilps/) invite applications for a four-year full-time PhD position, commencing August 2010 (date negotiable). The successful candidate will work as part of the Vidi project “A Formal Analysis of Social Procedures” led by Eric Pacuit and complete a PhD thesis within four years. The project combines logical/mathematical modeling with philosophical/conceptual analysis. Drawing on work in logics of rational agency, formal argumentation theory, and social choice theory, the candidate will develop formal models of group deliberation and decision making that are grounded in the relevant philosophical theories (see ai.stanford.edu/~epacuit/research.html for more information). The ideal candidate will have a background in logic and/or game theory/social choice theory. The salary for a full-time employment agreement increases from 2.042 Euro gross a month in the first year to 2.612 Euro gross a month in the last year. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the position is open to candidates with a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, economics, logic, or philosophy. Candidates are invited to submit a 3-5 page letter of motivation (mentioning the vacancy number 500.10.11) describing past research, relevant current research interests and the motivation for applying to this position), curriculum vitae, a list of relevant university courses (including grades), and two letters of recommendation. Please send your application package to PhD Position Search Committee, c/o P & O, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, P.O. 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands, or email us (solliciterenGW [__at__] uvt [dot] nl). The deadline for applications is May 21, 2010. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Eric Pacuit (email: E [dot] J [dot] Pacuit [__at__] uvt [dot] nl).

University of Helsinki,
Helsinki,
Finland
April 9, 2010
Full Professor
April 22, 2010

Full Professor in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Helsinki. Fixed term 1.8.2010-31.5.2013 (substitution). AOS: History of Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, Systematic Philosophy. AOC: Open. PhD required, high-level academic qualifications and experience. Enclose with application four sets of: curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, list of publications, max. 10 publications, language certificates. Applications addressed to the Faculty of Arts must be delivered to: Registry of the University of Helsinki. P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The closing date April 22, 2010 at 15.45 local Helsinki time. Further details http://www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/index.html?id=11811, Professor Gabriel Sandu, gabriel.sandu[at]helsinki.fi.

Erasmus University,
Rotterdam,
Netherlands
March 30, 2010
Assistant Professor in Philosophy of the Social Sciences (especially of Economics)
May 1, 2010

AOS: Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Economics
AOC: Philosophy of Science, Social or Political Philosophy

The candidate is expected to:

(Research)
- carry out internationally oriented research and publish in established international refereed journals;
- contribute actively to the development of the Faculty’s research in the field of philosophy of economics;
- contribute to the Faculty’s national and international research connections;
- help attract research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organizations;

(Teaching)
- perform teaching and supervising tasks for the Institutions: Erasmus Research Master programme in Philosophy and Economics;
- help develop the programme’s curriculum;
- contribute to other educational programmes offered by the Faculty at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;

(Service)
- contribute to the management tasks of the Department;
- take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
- develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of philosophy and economics.

University of Arts,
Graz,
Austria
March 25, 2010
Research Fellowship (professorial status) in Music Aesthetics / Philosophy of Music
April 19, 2010

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) is inviting applications for a full-time remunerated research fellowship (professorial status, endowed professorship of the Federal State of Styria) in
Music Aesthetics / Philosophy of Music
from winter term 2010/11 (starting 1 October 2010) for a period of 18 months. The professorial fellowship will be located in the Institute for Aesthetics of Music. The professorial status is defined by § 99 UG 2002 and § 25 of the general contract for university employees in Austria.

General requirements:

1. relevant graduate degree
2. highest academic qualification in the subject
3. ability to teach the subject
4. administrative capabilities
5. gender competence
6. international research experience.

Particular requirements:

Ideally, candidates should hold a PhD in Musicology or Philosophy and/or have published articles in peer-reviewed journals or a book with a major academic press. Making research quality the sole criterion, we are open to scholars from any tradition in the field, Analytical Philosophy as well as Continental Philosophy, New or ‘old’ Musicology. The postholder must take residence in or near Graz (Austria) for the full period of her/his professorship. We expect the professor to engage actively both with the Institute’s faculty and the lively community of scholars and artists comprised by the University of Arts Graz. He/She will be required to teach 4 semester hours. The fellow will have full access to the facilities of the University.

Applications marked by reference number GZ 24/10 and including CV, list of publications, short sketch of a research project for the period of the professorship (up to 500 words) as well as names and addresses of two referees should be sent by
19 April 2010
to Universitätsdirektion/Personalservice der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, A-8010 Graz, Austria (Europe).

Applicants’ travel and accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

The University of Arts Graz is committed to increase the number of women employed. Hence we wish to particularly encourage qualified women to apply for the vacancy. In case applicants are equally well qualified, a female candidate will be preferred.

Applicants with special needs (broadly conceived) will be preferred when equally qualified.

Rector:
Georg Schulz

University Salzburg,
Salzburg,
Austria
March 24, 2010
Full Professorhip in Philosphie of Law (open ended position with tenure)
May 28, 2010

The professorship will represent the philosophy of law both in teaching and research and is expected to provide the department’s teaching courses in the area of legal philosophy for undergraduate as well as graduate law students. The faculty intends to enhance the respective curricula with regard to their methodological and legal philosophical foundation.
Furthermore, the candidate should be prepared to teach also interdisciplinary courses in “Law and Economics” at the level of Bachelor and Master Studies as well as in Economics at a graduate level.
A readiness to engage with the research activities of other Faculty members as well as other scientists of the University of Salzburg in particular in the field of the Social and Economic Sciences and European Studies is expected. Collaboration with Universities abroad would be especially welcomed.

Further requirements:

1. The candidate has graduated from an Austrian university or holds an equivalent degree (PhD) in the relevant field of studies;
2. the candidate has obtained a venia docendi in the field of Philosophy of Law and in a further Law subject, respectively a degree equivalent to the venia docendi in these subjects;
3. demonstrated excellence in teaching; lectures and examinations have to be held in German and English and at best in another foreign language;
4. capability and commitment to provide research, academic and strategic leadership;
5. a distinguished and internationally recognized record of research and an involvement in the European and international Scientific Community;
6. international research and teaching experience

University College Cork,
Cork,
Ireland
March 24, 2010
Lectureship in Philosophy
April 21, 2010

Applications from suitably qualified candidates are invited for the post of Lecturer in Philosophy, with primary responsibility for teaching in the Politics Programme. The post is available from September 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter, until December 2012.

The successful candidate will be required to teach and examine on existing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He/She will be expected to engage in individual research and participate in the Department’s research activities and to provide postgraduate supervision. The appointee will carry out other duties as appropriate, including service on departmental and school committees.

Applicants must have a PhD in Philosophy or Politics (or equivalent). Candidates must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with students and will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. Short-listed candidates will be invited to demonstrate their teaching skills by giving a short presentation on a topic of their choice. The successful candidate will also demonstrate evidence of research achievement as indicated by published work or work in preparation (a necessary condition for appointment).

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates in the following areas: contemporary political theory; history of political philosophy; the politics of human rights; globalization; science and democracy; multiculturalism and nationalism; the moral foundations of politics; constitutionalism and democracy; philosophy and social science; social ecology and politics of the environment. The Department is currently developing a more international perspective and so would especially welcome applications from candidates with comparative and cross-cultural interests.

For further information on the responsibilities and selection criteria please see www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancie/academic

Informal enquires about this post may be made by email in the first instance to Professor Graham Parkes, g [dot] parkes [__at__] ucc [dot] ie
Salary: €35,357 - €56,967
Each candidate must complete an application form for the post (available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/policies/forms/application/ Applications must be completed and returned preferably by email or by post to:
Department of Human Resources,
University College Cork.
Tel: +353-21-4902671
Email: recruitment [__at__] per [dot] ucc [dot] ie.
Fax. +353-21-4276995.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 21st April 2010.

University of Southampton,
Southampton,
United Kingdom
March 23, 2010
Two Lectureships in Philosophy
March 31, 2010

Two Lectureships in Philosophy
University of Southampton - School of Humanities
£29,853 - £33,600 per annum

We seek to appoint two Lecturers in Philosophy, to join a lively, committed group of researchers and teachers. Southampton has distinctive research strengths in several areas of the subject, including philosophical aesthetics and 19th Century German philosophy, and an ability to complement one of these may be an advantage, although it is not essential.

You will show outstanding potential as philosophers, be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and be able to produce published work of a high quality in preparation for future research assessments and to apply for external funding. In addition you should also be keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a group which prizes collegiality and breadth of interest very highly.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Aaron Ridley (amr3 [__at__] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk).

It is hoped that the successful candidates will be able to take up the posts on the 1st September 2010.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2010 at 12.00 noon.

University of Groningen,
Groningen,
Netherlands
March 5, 2010
** TWO PHD POSITIONS IN LOGICS FOR QUANTUM INTERACTION **
June 7, 2010

Call for Applications:
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Two PhD positions are available in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (ALICE), offered in collaboration with the department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Groningen. The candidates will join the five-year NWO Vidi project of Dr. Sonja Smets.

VIDI Project: ‘Reasoning about quantum interaction: Logical modelling and verification of multi-agent quantum protocols’:

As for classical computing, logic is expected to play an essential role in the understanding of quantum computation and quantum information, and especially in the formal verification of quantum communication protocols. Such multi-agent applications involve quantum information flow and classical knowledge transfer (by classical communication) between the agents. So one of our aims in the proposed VIDI research project is to develop the logical tools for modelling complex situations where different types of informational dynamics (classical and quantum) are combined. Our goal is to develop and use a combined classical-quantum logic for the full specification and formal verification of agent-based quantum protocols for secure communication. Towards this goal, we propose to use formalisms based on modal logic, especially combinations of dynamic (or temporal) logics and epistemic (or ``spatial") logics. But other logical formalisms, such as probabilistic logic, linear logic and coalgebraic logic (or categorical logic, in general), may also turn out to be useful in this context

Two PhD positions are linked to this project. The first PhD position has the task of studying from a logical perspective the role of classical knowledge transfer in known protocols such as e.g. Teleportation, Super Dense Coding and Quantum Secret Sharing. The second PhD position is associated to the logical study of the (classical and quantum) information flow in protocols dealing with the anonymity of an agent’s identity such as the Quantum Dining Cryptographers and Quantum Electronic Voting.

Qualifications:
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Candidates should have (or obtain before 1 September 2010) an excellent Masters degree in Logic, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Mathematics or Physics. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

Job Profile:
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We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in Logic (especially in any of the areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic, Dynamic Logic, Linear Logic, Categorical Logic or Quantum Logic) and in Quantum Information Theory or Quantum Computing.

Appointment:
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The PhD positions are awarded for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation. The gross monthly salary for each position will range from 2042 euro in the first year to 2612 euro in the fourth year. The successful applicants are required to participate in the PhD programme at the University of Groningen (see http://www.rug.nl/prospectivestudents/degreeprogrammes/graduateschools/phd) and will be working under the daily supervision of Dr. S. Smets. The main focus of the appointment is on research, but can include moderate teaching duties in subjects relevant to the candidate's research activities. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2010.

How to apply:
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Applications must be send electronically to Dr Sonja Smets at S [dot] J [dot] L [dot] Smets [__at__] rug [dot] nl, they should arrive by 7 June 2010 and must contain :

- a Curriculum Vitae
- a Letter of Motivation (at most 2 page), explaining why you are interested in this position
- a list of all university courses taken (including grades).
- a short summary of your Master thesis in maximum 2 pages
- the name and contact details (including email address) of two referees who can provide details about your profile (e.g. the supervisors of your master thesis).

For further information, please contact Dr Sonja Smets at S [dot] J [dot] L [dot] Smets [__at__] rug [dot] nl

University of Groningen,
Groningen,
Netherlands
March 5, 2010
OPEN POST-DOC POSITION IN LOGICS FOR QUANTUM INTERACTION
June 7, 2010

Call for Applications:
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A 2,5 year Post-Doc position is available in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (ALICE), offered in collaboration with the department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Groningen. The candidate will join the Vidi project of Dr. Sonja Smets.

VIDI Project: ‘Reasoning about quantum interaction: Logical modelling and verification of multi-agent quantum protocols’:

As for classical computing, logic is expected to play an essential role in the understanding of quantum computation and quantum information, and especially in the formal verification of quantum communication protocols. Such multi-agent applications involve quantum information flow and classical knowledge transfer (by classical communication) between the agents. So one of our aims in the proposed VIDI research project is to develop the logical tools for modelling complex situations where different types of informational dynamics (classical and quantum) are combined. Our goal is to develop and use a combined classical-quantum logic for the full specification and formal verification of agent-based quantum protocols for secure communication. Towards this goal, we propose to use formalisms based on modal logic, especially combinations of dynamic (or temporal) logics and epistemic (or ``spatial") logics.

The post-doc position on this project will extend the tools of the mentioned modal and epistemic logics with techniques from other logical formalisms, such as for instance probabilistic logic, linear logic and/or coalgebraic logic (or categorical logic, in general). In particular, the selected candidate will work on the development of the logical tools for the verification of quantum protocols where probabilities play an essential role. The main case-study in this part of the project is the formal verification of Quantum Key Distribution.

Qualifications:
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Candidates should have (or obtain before 1 September 2010) a PhD degree in any area connected to Logic, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Mathematics or Physics. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

Job Profile:
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We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in Quantum Information Theory and either Probability Theory or/and Logic (especially in any of the areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic, Dynamic Logic, Linear Logic, Categorical Logic or Quantum Logic).

Appointment:
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The post-doc position is awarded for a period of 30 months. The gross monthly salary will range between € 2.379,- and € 3.755,- gross per month. The successful applicant will be working under dialy supervision of Dr. S. Smets. The main focus of the appointment is on research, but can include moderate teaching duties in subjects relevant to the candidate's research activities. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2010.

How to apply:
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Applications must be send electronically to Dr. Sonja Smets at S [dot] J [dot] L [dot] Smets [__at__] rug [dot] nl, they should arrive by 7 June 2010 and must contain :

- a Curriculum Vitae
- a Letter of Motivation (at most 2 page), explaining why you are interested in this position
- a copy of your most important research paper, which appeared or is submitted for publication to a scientific journal (can be co-authored).
- a short summary of your PhD thesis in maximum 2 pages
- the name and contact details (including email address) of two referees who can provide details about your profile (one of which should be the main supervisor of your PhD thesis).

For further information, please contact Dr. Sonja Smets at S [dot] J [dot] L [dot] Smets [__at__] rug [dot] nl