Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
October 14, 2015
Research Associate (Fixed Term)
November 12, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at CRASSH is seeking to appoint an academic project manager, who will play a central role in developing CSER into a world-class research centre. We seek an ambitious candidate with initiative and a broad intellectual range for a postdoctoral role combining academic and administrative responsibilities. The Academic Project Manager will work with CSER's Executive Director and Academic Director to co-ordinate and develop CSER's projects and the Centre's overall profile, and to build and maintain collaborations with academic centres, industry leaders and policy makers in the UK and worldwide. This is a unique opportunity to play a formative research development role in the establishment of a world-class centre.

Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent level of experience and accomplishment (for example, in a policy, industry, or think tank setting). The postholder will join a team of researchers developing a general methodology for the management of extreme technological risk. The RA will report to the Centre's Executive Director, Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh.

Post-holders will be expected to:

Coordinate and develop the activities of CSER's research programmes ;
Organize and participate in meetings, workshops and conferences; leverage Cambridge's convening power to assemble world-leading expert meetings on topics relevant to extreme technological risk;
Act as an ambassador for the Centre's research, both within Cambridge and externally, engaging with academics, the media, policymakers, or other external audiences;
Conduct independent and collaborative research within CSER's broad focus areas, to be published as papers in leading academic journals;
Actively seek additional funding for the activities of the Centre; work with CSER's research team to develop research proposals;
The post-holder will be encouraged to set their own priorities within the role and work with a high degree of independence, as well as to bring their own ideas to the challenges of achieving the Centre's research and development objectives.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8287/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application process involves a two-stage registration (applicants must complete and submit both stages of the application process). Applicants should also register/log-on to the CRASSH Application system on the CRASSH website, www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications and follow the detailed instructions there.

Please quote reference VM07245 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
October 14, 2015
Research Associate (Fixed Term)
November 12, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at CRASSH is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the project Managing Extreme Technological Risk, to work on responsible innovation and extreme technological risk. This subproject asks what can be done to encourage risk-awareness and societal responsibility, without discouraging innovation, within the communities developing future technologies with transformative potential. What can be learned from historical examples of technology governance and culture-development? What are the roles of different forms of regulation in the development of transformative technologies with risk potential? Relevant disciplines include: Science and Technology Studies, Geography, Sociology, Governance, Philosophy of Science, plus relevant technological fields (e.g., AI, biotechnology, geoengineering), although suitable candidates outside these fields are welcomed. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent level of research experience and accomplishment (for example, in a policy or think tank setting). The research associate will join a team of researchers developing a general methodology for the management of extreme technological risk, and will work closely with CSER's industry and policy partners. The RA will report to the Centre's Academic Director, Professor Huw Price, and will work under the direction and guidance of Dr Robert Doubleday (Centre for Science and Policy) and Lord Martin Rees.

Post-holders will be expected to:

Conduct independent and collaborative research to be published as papers in leading academic journals;
Produce reports for government, industry, and other organisations based on this research, as appropriate;
Organise, participate in, and speak at workshops, lectures and conferences;
Develop collaborations with leading research groups, and with key contacts in government and industry where relevant;
Lead and collaborate on further funding applications relevant to the project and CSER's broader research aims.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8287/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application process involves a two-stage registration (applicants must complete and submit both stages of the application process). Applicants should also register/log-on to the CRASSH Application system on the CRASSH website, www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications and follow the detailed instructions there.

Please quote reference VM07222 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology,
Enschede,
Netherlands
September 8, 2015
Coordinator
September 16, 2015

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is looking for a

Coordinator Ethics and Technology

About the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology

Science and technology are of paramount social, political and economic importance in the 21st century. They are not only drivers of economic and social developments; they shape our societies, practices and institutions. In order to come to grips with science and technology and to make adequate and appropriate political and policy decisions regarding them, we need to reflect on the ethical aspects of their development, the moral acceptability of their application, and their contribution to the quality of life and well-being. It is now widely recognized that technologies must be developed and used responsibly, as many choices are involved with major implications for health and safety, environmental quality, civil liberties, social justice, and the quality of life.

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) is a cooperation of the philosophy departments of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology and the University of Twente). The bundling of forces in the field of ethics and technology in the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology accommodates the increasing need for balanced, high quality and comprehensive reflection and judgment on moral, political and policy issues associated with science and technology.

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is one of the eight Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation (http://www.3tu.nl/en/). It currently comprises more than sixty researchers. It has a PhD programme with currently 15 PhD students enrolled. The Centre has a Scientific Director, Managing Director and Coordinator, joinly comprising the Daily Board of the Centre, a Management Team, consisting of two representatives of each of the three philosophy departments, and a Board of Deans, consisting of the deans of the respective faculties. The philosophy department of the University of Twente is responsible for the daily management of the research centre and houses the Daily Board.

Tasks

Together with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director, the coordinator (who also carries the title Assistant Director) forms the daily board of the Centre.

The primary task of the coordinator is to coordinate the activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and the Centre’s PhD programme. The coordinator carries out the daily practical management of Centre, and works in close consultation with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director of the Centre. The coordinator is responsible for implementing the policy as outlined by the daily board. This includes the following tasks:
◾Daily management of the Centre, preparing meetings with the Centre’s Management Team and Board; coordination with other Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation; communication with the secretary of the 3TU.Federation.
◾Coordination of the PhD programme, which includes course organization, administration, and evaluation; coordination with other Dutch graduate schools; evaluation of the graduate programme in relation to funding organizations; promotion of the graduate school and recruitment of new PhD students.
◾Organization of 3TU.Ethics events, including the annual research day, workshops, lectures, and conferences.
◾Coordination with international partner institutions in ethics and philosophy (a.o., The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) in Australia).
◾Promotion of the Centre’s visibility and development and execution of communication plan, which includes website maintenance, promotion of the Centre on electronic mailing lists, developing outreach materials.
◾Finances, which include the administration of budget requests and declarations, support with attracting external money from funding organizations, coordination joint research proposals (KP7, Horizon2020, NWO).

Your office will be located at the University of Twente, where the daily board meetings will also take place. If at any point in the future, the directorate of the Centre were to move to one of the other two universities, your office will move there as well.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, results-oriented, and proactive colleague. Requirements:
◾PhD in philosophy (or related discipline), with an interest in technology and engineering and ethical aspects of technology. We will also consider outstanding candidates without a PhD.
◾Excellent social and organizational skills, professional disposition, responsible, accurate, independent, and a positive attitude.
◾Ability to communicate effectively in English. Mastery of Dutch is a pro.
◾Managerial experience is a pro.
◾Knowledge of the Dutch university system is a pro

Offer

We offer an appointment for a period of two years, , with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. The preferred starting date is December 1st. The appointment initially offered is for 32 hours a week (0,84 fte). Depending on your expertise and interests, we may be able to add to this a 0,1 research or teaching appointment and/or support you in attracting research funding. The gross monthly salary is between € 3324 – €4551 (fulltime, scale 11 CAO-NU), and the annual (full-time) salary is between € 46389 and € 63513. The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Information and application

Further information about the Centre can be found on the website, www.ethicsandtechnology.eu. For questions about the vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, Scientific Director of the Centre (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

Your application, including your CV and a letter of application, should be sent no later than September 16th, 2015. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (using the button “apply here”). A limited number of suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview (Skype is a possibility). Interviews will take place in the week of September 20th.

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt ,
Klagenfurt,
Austria
September 3, 2015
Full Professorship in Visual Culture
September 30, 2015

The Department of Media and Communications Science of the Faculty of Humanities at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt hereby advertises a

Full Professorship in Visual Culture

(initially only temporary for five years) according to §98 UG, starting with September 1, 2016.

At about 10,000 students, Klagenfurt University is a young, lively and innovative university at the intersection of Alpine and Mediterranean cultures – in a region famous for its quality of life. As a national public university (§6 UG) it is fully funded by federal means, and its mission statement is founded on the principle of “transcending boundaries!”.

The newly established Professorship for Visual Culture is to represent this interdisciplinary field of research within the School and beyond, and to deepen it in exchange and collaboration with members of the School that are already doing research in this area. The Professor’s activity is to promote and develop the research in Visual Culture at Klagenfurt University. A person of excellent qualifications and international scientific renown is required, able to represent the topic in research and teaching with great commitment, to successfully establish co-operations, and to pursue a demanding and forward-looking research programme.

The duties of the Professorship include:
• Representation of the thematic focus on Visual Culture in research and teaching.
• Coordination and distinctive development of the transdisciplinary research cluster on Visual Culture.
• Counselling and supervision of thematically appropriate student projects from various programmes.
• Coordination of and collaboration on the development of a Master’s programme in Visual Culture.
• Promotion and support of young researchers.
• Contributions to university management.

Requirements:
• The applicant is to have a background in the Humanities with a clear focus on Visual Culture (possibilities range from digital media, film/video/TV/photography, to classical fine arts). They should be familiar with the philosophical and theoretical discourses of image theory. In addition, they are to have worked on the cultural determination of seeing and visual practices in a historical and/or social perspective.
• Habilitation or equivalent qualification in:
- Art History, or
- Media and Communication Studies, or
- Philosophy, or
- any other appropriate scientific denomination,
all of the above with a focus on Visual Culture.
• Excellent relevant performance in research and publication with international visibility.
• Pertinent university teaching experience and competence in the didactics of tertiary education.
• Leadership skills and the ability to work well in a team.

Desired additional qualifications:
• Experience with international and interdisciplinary research co-operations.
• Experience with the acquisition of research funds and the execution of projects based on third-party funding.
• Experience in Gender Studies.
• Interest in interdisciplinary co-operations between Schools, especially concerning technological aspects.
• Competence in gender mainstreaming and diversity management.

The duties of the Professorship require that the future Professor move the centre of their work life to Klagenfurt.

The Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt intends to increase the number of women in high level faculty positions and specifically invites applications from qualified women. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who are qualified are explicitly invited to apply.

The salary will be individually negotiated. The minimum gross salary for a position at this level (Salary group A1 for University Staff / Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten) is currently € 67,000 per year.

Applications should comprise a main section with a maximum length of 5 pages (see www.aau.at/faculty) together with supplementary attachments. Applications should be submitted by 30th September 2015 by e-mail to the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Senate’s Office, Mrs. Sabine Tomicich (sabine [dot] tomicich [__at__] aau [dot] at). Further information can be obtained on the website www.aau.at/faculty or by contacting the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Dr. Alice Pechriggl (alice [dot] pechriggl [__at__] aau [dot] at).

We regret that the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt cannot reimburse applicants’ travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.

Aarhus University,
Aarhus,
Denmark
August 21, 2015
2 postdocs, 1 PhD at Aarhus University (Denmark) / Intuitions in Science and Philosophy
November 1, 2015

The project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy hires

- 2 postdocs and
- 1 PhD student.

Application deadline: 01/11/2015.

The Sapere Aude project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research and led by Samuel Schindler, will investigate the role and nature of intuitive judgements in science and philosophy. Whereas intuitive judgements in philosophy have been much debated in recent years, little attention has been paid to intuitive judgments in science. This is where the project will step in. In particular, it will investigate intuitive judgements in thought experiments in physics and in the form of acceptability judgements in linguistics. The results of these investigations will be related to debates about the evidential function of intuitive judgements in philosophy.

The project will cooperate with several renowned scholars in the field and organize two major conferences and a workshop. Each of the project members will be able to visit the project’s cooperation partners abroad. The starting date is negotiable. The project duration is four years. The tasks of the team members will be roughly as follows:

Postdoc position 1 (2 years): “Justifying intuitive judgments”. Together with the PI of the project, the postdoc will, amongst other things, conduct qualitative and quantitative surveys. Knowledge of statistics, experimental design and/or experimental philosophy would be an advantage, but is not required.

http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stilling...

Postdoc position 2 (2 years): “Histories of thought experiments”. In a set of extended historical case studies the postdoc will investigate the role intuitive judgments in thought experiments have played in theory choice. The applicant can be a philosopher, but should have strong interests and competences in the history of science (and ideally, physics).

http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stilling...

PhD student (3 years): “Justifying intuitive judgements in linguistics”. The PhD student will inquire into the justification of the use of acceptability judgements in linguistics. For that purpose, the student (trained in philosophy or linguistics) will, amongst other things, conduct qualitative and quantitative surveys. Knowledge of statistics, experimental design and/or linguistics would be an advantage, but is not required.

http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific...

The project will be located at the Centre for Science Studies at the Department of Mathematics and associated with the Department of Philosophy at Aarhus University. The project members are expected to move to Aarhus. The project language is English. Also teaching in English is possible.

For further information and questions contact Samuel Schindler (sks [__at__] css [dot] au [dot] dk) or visit http://projects.au.dk/intuitions/.

Aarhus University,
Aarhus,
Denmark
August 21, 2015
Professor/associate professor in science studies
October 15, 2015

The Centre for Science Studies invites applications for the position of full professor or associate professor (depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate) in science studies with an expected starting date of February 2016. Deadline for applications is 12/10/2015.

We seek applicants with academic expertise in either one or several of the following areas: history of science, technology, or mathematics, philosophy of science, science communication, or related areas.

The Centre seeks to strengthen its research by attracting excellent researchers. The successful candidate is expected to take an active interest in developing the research profile of the Centre in collaboration with the other staff members.

The Centre teaches philosophy of science courses to almost all bachelor students at the Faculty of Science and Technology. The appointee is expected to take responsibility for one or more of these courses.

The Centre also has its own Master’s Programme in science studies. The appointee is expected to teach courses within this programme and engage in the development of new courses.

Moreover, the appointee will be expected to participate in all aspects of the Department’s activities and to be present on a daily basis.

The Centre for Science Studies is placed within the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology. The centre ranks as one of the major centres for the history and philosophy of science, technology, and mathematics in Europe. For more information about the Centre, please see:www.css.au.dk/en.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Niels O. Nygaard, phone +45 8715 5785, email niels [dot] nygaard [__at__] math [dot] au [dot] dk

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ,
München,
Germany
August 11, 2015
Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track) in Philosophy of Physics
September 3, 2015

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for an Assistant Professorship (non-tenure-track).

Candidates are expected to conduct research in the philosophy of physics. The position is for three years with the possibility of extension for another three years. Note that there is no tenure-track option. The appointment will be made within the German A13 salary scheme (under the assumption that the civil service requirements are met), which means that one has the rights and perks of a civil servant. The starting date is November 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible. (Please let us know if you wish to start at a later date.)

The appointee will be expected to (i) do research in the philosophy of physics, (ii) teach five hours a week, and (iii) take on management and supervision tasks. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy and some teaching experience in philosophy. Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one's academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a list of taught courses, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, a description of planned research projects of 1000-1500 words, and concrete ideas for grant proposals which can be sent to German or European funding agencies) should be sent by email (ideally everything requested in one PDF document) to office [dot] hartmann [__at__] lrz [dot] uni-muenchen [dot] de by September 3, 2015. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same address from the referees directly.

For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann (S [dot] Hartmann [__at__] lmu [dot] de).

Heinrich-Heine-Universität,
Düsseldorf ,
Germany
August 3, 2015
2 PhD positions
September 30, 2015

The department of Philosophy at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is inviting applications for two PhD positions (E 13 TV-L, 65%) in the context of an interdisciplinary project on the relation between mental representations and linguistic meaning. The project, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), is part of the Sonderforschungsbereich/Collaborative Research Centre 991 (SFB/CRC 991 – Project D02). Both positions start on 01.01.2016 and are fixed-term for one year with the possibility of an extension until 30.06.2019. Both candidates should hold an MA degree in philosophy and be fluent in English. The ideal candidate has a strong background in philosophy of mind or in philosophy of language.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 30.09.2015. Please direct your application in German or English with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, certificates, etc.) via e-mail to the director of the project Prof. Gottfried Vosgerau (vosgerau [__at__] phil [dot] uni-duesseldorf [dot] de). For more details see the abstract of D02: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a02auqqzg4k51lq/Abstract%20D02.pdf?dl=0

Universität Witten-Herdecke,
Witten,
Germany
July 11, 2015
Professor for the Philosophical Foundation of Psychology
July 31, 2015

Universitätsprofessur für Philosophische Grundlagen der Psychologie (W2-analog)
Fakultät für Gesundheit - Department für Psychologie und Psychotherapie

An der Fakultät für Gesundheit der Universität Witten/Herdecke, Department für Psychologie und Psychotherapie ist zum Wintersemester 2016/17 die Universitätsprofessur für Philosophische Grundlagen der Psychologie (W2-analog) zu besetzen.

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke wurde als erste private Universität in Deutschland im Jahr 1982 gegründet. Die Studiengänge der Fakultät für Gesundheit (Humanmedizin, Zahnmedi-zin, BA/MA Pflegewissenschaft, B. Sc. /M. Sc. Psychologie, weitere berufsbegleitende MA-Studiengänge) zeichnen sich durch problemorientiertes Lernen, große Praxisnähe und Patientenorientierung, differenzierte Auswahlverfahren, Stärkung der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung sowie durch intensive studentische Partizipation aus.

Aufgabenbereich

Die neue Professur soll in Lehre und Forschung die philosophischen Grundlagen der Psychologie vertreten. Ein Forschungsschwerpunkt an der Schnittstelle von Philosophie und Psychologie ist erforderlich. Erwünscht ist dabei insbesondere eine ausgewiesene Expertise in einem der folgenden Bereiche: Erkenntnis- /wissenschaftstheoretische Grundlagen der Psychologie, Embodiment oder Bewusstseinsforschung. In der Lehre sollen in den BSc- und MSc-Studiengängen des Departments die erkenntnistheoretischen, methodologischen, ethischen und wissenschaftshistorischen Grundlagen der Psychologie und – soweit möglich auch der Psychotherapie – aus philosophischer Perspektive behandelt werden.

Die Studiengänge Psychologie und Psychotherapie (B.Sc.) und Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapiewissenschaft (M.Sc.) zeichnen sich durch eine klinische Ausrichtung aus; seitens der Stelleninhaberin/des Stelleninhabers ist die Bereitschaft zur Anwendung und Weiterentwicklung von neuen Lehr- und Prüfungsformen sowie eine Aufgeschlossenheit gegenüber dem klinischen Ausbildungs- und Forschungsumfeld der Fakultät erwünscht.

Anforderungen

Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist die Habilitation oder eine gleichwertige wissenschaftliche Leistung nach einem Studium der Psychologie oder einem anderen einschlägigen Fach. Die Fakultät sucht in Lehre und Forschung international ausgewiesene Persönlichkeiten. Soziale Kompetenz, ein teamorientierter Arbeitsstil und die Fähigkeit zur erfolgreichen Drittmitteleinwerbung werden vorausgesetzt. Erwartet wird die Sicherstellung der Lehre im jeweiligen Fachgebiet für Studierende der Fakultät für Gesundheit.

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke lebt den Vielfaltsgedanken ausdrücklich (www.uni-wh.de/diversity). Sie verfolgt das Ziel, die Vielfalt ihrer Mitglieder zu fördern und berücksichtigt die Kompetenzen und Besonderheiten, die diese z.B. aufgrund ihres Alters oder ihrer körperlichen Konstitution mitbringen. Eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils am wissenschaftlichen Personal wird proaktiv angestrebt.

Kontakt

Ihre Bewerbung mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, Zeugnissen, Publikationsliste sowie Nachweisen bisheriger Lehraktivität und Drittmitteleinwerbung richten Sie bitte in elektronischer Form bis zum 31.07.2015 an den Dekan der Fakultät für Gesundheit der Universität Witten/Herdecke

Herrn Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Wirth
Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50
58448 Witten

Bitte schicken Sie uns Ihre Unterlagen in einem PDF-Dokument und fügen Sie Ihrer Bewerbung das Bewerbungs-Formblatt der Fakultät für Gesundheit als gesonderte PDF-Datei bei. Das Formblatt können Sie beim Dekanat unter der Adresse marlies [dot] guenther [__at__] uni-wh [dot] de anfordern.
Telefon: 02302 926 700
marlies [dot] guenther [__at__] uni-wh [dot] de

University of Helsinki,
Helsinki,
Finland
July 11, 2015
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (research project:: Dependence and Independence in Logic)
August 20, 2015

Applications are invited for a 3-year

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

for a fixed term from October 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018 (35 months) associated
with the Academy of Finland project, "Dependence and Independence in Logic:
Foundations and Philosophical Significance".

The project is led by Professor Gabriel Sandu and also includes funding for
another
3-year post-doctoral position from September 1, 2016 onwards (and will be
advertised later on).

This is an interdisciplinary project which will focus on the systematic
analysis of notions of dependence and independence that have emerged from
recent work in logic (Independence Friendly-Logic, Dependence Logic,
Independence Logic, Modal Dependence Logic, etc) in contrast to counterfactual
notions of dependence/independence based on the work of Lewis and Stalnaker
(closest possible world) and causal notions of dependence (Pearl).

There is some flexibility in the exact research area of the postdoc, but it
should have a clear bearing on one of the project's central goals, which
include

1. The development of extensions of dependence/independence logics with modal,
epistemic and probabilistic notions.
2. The study of the differences between functional, probabilistic and causal
notions of dependence/independence in relation to their explanatory role in
recent applications (social choice theory, quantum theory, linguistics).
3. The significance of dependence/independence logics for philosophy of logic
and foundations of mathematics.

The salary will be 3 140 euros per month. It is based on levels 5/3 in the
salary system of Finnish universities.

Applications addressed to Professor Gabriel Sandu, with the required enclosures
(1. a cover letter describing the candidate?s research interests and his/hers
academic background, 2. list of publications, and 3. CV) must be e-mailed to:
sandu [__at__] mappi [dot] helsinki [dot] fi (as one file).

The deadline for applications is August 20, 2015 at 15:45. The decision will be
communicated to the successful candidate by the end of August.

For further information please contact Professor Gabriel Sandu, +358 2941
29232, sandu [__at__] mappi [dot] helsinki [dot] fi.