Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

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

Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling,
Stirling,
United Kingdom
March 2, 2010
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Legal, Moral or Political Philosophy. (£29,853 - £52,347)
March 26, 2010

The Department of Philosophy is looking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Legal, Moral or Political Philosophy. This is a full time open ended position.
Applicants should have a strong research record (including a PhD) commensurate with their career stage, within the broad area of legal, moral and political philosophy. A readiness to engage with the Department’s collaborative projects in legal or political philosophy would be especially welcome. The person appointed will be expected to:

pursue research projects that will strengthen the Department’s research activity and reputation, and make a positive contribution to its submission to the Research Excellence Framework;
contribute to the Department’s teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
join in collaborative research activities, including the development of applications for external grants;
assist with departmental administration.

Further particulars are available by using the links below or by email hr-services [__at__] stir [dot] ac [dot] uk

Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 March 2010 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday, 3 May 2010
Please Quote ref: 16262/7174

Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling,
Stirling,
United Kingdom
March 2, 2010
Lecturer in Epistemology or Philosphy of Mind (£29,853 - £43,840)
March 26, 2010

The Department of Philosphy is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Epistemology or Philosphy of Mind. This is a full time open ended position.

Applicants should have a strong research record (including a PhD) commensurate with their career stage, within the broad area of the theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind. The person appointed will complement the Department’s existing research activity in these areas, and will be expected to:

Pursue research projects that will strengthen the Department’s research activity and reputation, and make a positive contribution to its submission to the Research Excellence Framework;
Contribute to the Department’s teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
Join in collaborative research activities, including the development of applications for external grants;
Assist with departmental administration.

Further particulars are available by using the links below or by email hr-services [__at__] stir [dot] ac [dot] uk

Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 March 2010
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday, 3 May 2010
Please Quote ref: 16263/7168

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA ,
GENEVA ,
Switzerland
February 27, 2010
ordinary professor or associate professor in philosophy of science
April 23, 2010

- profile : philosophy of science, with a preference for philosophy of biology
- 70% or 100%
- teaching 4 or 6 hours , in French
- full details at

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/

or

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/faculte/Emploi/Philosophie-Sciences.html

and

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA ,
GENEVA ,
Switzerland
February 27, 2010
assistant professor or associate professor in ancient philosophy
April 23, 2010

- assistant professor or associate professor
- 70% to 100 %
- profile : ancient philosophy

details at

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/

and

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/faculte/Emploi/Philosophie-ancienne.html

University of Barcelona,
ba,
Spain
February 24, 2010
5 PRE-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN PHILOSOPHY
March 26, 2010

The PERSP project (http://www.ub.edu/persp) invites applications for 5 pre-doctoral positions.

PERSP is a Spanish research network focusing on philosophical issues posed by the perspectival character of some thoughts and the facts they represent, funded by the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). Most PERSP members come from one of four well-established Spanish groups

(LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/index.php; GRECC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, http://www.uab.cat/grup-recerca/grecc; Philosophy of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, http://www.upf.edu/filosofiadeldret/ and Universitat de Girona, www.udg.edu/filodret; Applied Philosophy, Universitat de Valencia, http://www.ub.edu/nomos/).

Successful candidates will be expected to enroll in the Master program in Analytic Philosophy (http://www.ub.es/aphil/) and to eventually apply for entry into the corresponding Ph. D. program, to elaborate a Ph. D. dissertation contributing to some of the work-packages into which the project is divided, (http://www.ub.edu/persp/?q=content/workpackages). They will be assigned to one of the research groups developing the project and recruited by one of the institutions where they are based, depending on their interests and qualification, under one-year contracts (starting date: 1 October 2010) competitively renewable up to four if the candidate is accepted to the Ph. D. program. Net salaries are in the amount of €18.000.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or cognate disciplines, to have good communication skills, and to have a proven proficiency in both spoken and written English. They should meet the requirements for enrolling in the Master and Ph. D. Program, under “regulations” at http://www.ub.es/aphil/eng/.

All applications must be submitted by email to the Coordinator at persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests; (2) a description of the project to be undertaken while holding the position (500-1000 words); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a sample of written work; (5) two letters of reference, which should be sent independently. For further details, please consult the PERPS webpage under http://www.ub.edu/persp or send inquiries to persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2010, 12pm (Central European Time).

The appointing institutions endeavor to ensure a fair female representation by promoting real equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the selection process, and explicitly encourage women to apply.

University of Barcelona,
Barcelona,
Spain
February 24, 2010
4 FULL-TIME POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS IN PHILOSOPHY
March 26, 2010

The PERSP project (http://www.ub.edu/persp) invites applications for 4 full-time post-doctoral research positions.

PERSP is a Spanish research network focusing on philosophical issues posed by the perspectival character of some thoughts and the facts they represent, funded by the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). Most PERSP members come from one of four well-established Spanish groups (LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/index.php; GRECC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, http://www.uab.cat/grup-recerca/grecc; Philosophy of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, http://www.upf.edu/filosofiadeldret/ and Universitat de Girona, www.udg.edu/filodret; Applied Philosophy, Universitat de Valencia, http://www.ub.edu/nomos/).

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out original work and organize activities contributing to some of the work-packages into which the project is divided (http://www.ub.edu/persp/?q=content/workpackages). They will be assigned to one of the research groups developing the project and recruited by one of the institutions where they are based, depending on their interests and qualification.
The positions are funded for one to three years, preferably starting October 1st 2010, but extendable to January 1, 2011. The salary is up to €40.000 before tax, depending on qualification. Candidates must have a completed PhD, good communication and managing skills, and a strong qualification in the topics of the project. The main language of communication is English. They may be asked to teach a course per year.

All applications must be submitted by email to the Coordinator at persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests; (2) a description of the project to be undertaken while holding the position (500-1000 words); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a sample of written work; (5) two letters of reference, which should be sent independently. For further details, please consult the PERPS webpage under http://www.ub.edu/persp or send inquiries to persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com.

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2010, 12pm (Central European Time).

The appointing institutions endeavor to ensure a fair female representation by promoting real equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the selection process, and explicitly encourage women to apply.