Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoctoral position in philosophy of set theory, Vienna (Austria)

The KGRC (Kurt Goedel Research Center, University of Vienna) will host the Hyperuniverse Project, an investigation into set-theoretic truth that combines philosophical principles with methods of modern set theory. This 33-month project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation and with projected starting date January 1, 2013, includes funding for two full-time postdoctoral positions, one in mathematical set theory and the other in the philosophy of set theory. The postdoctoral researchers will collaborate with senior visitors, the project leader, Sy-David Friedman, and others at the KGRC for the duration of the project. Applications are currently sought for the philosophy of set theory position, with a submission deadline of September 1, 2012.

A description of the project can be found at <http://www.logic.univie.ac.at/~sdf/jtf.hyper.description.pdf>. The philosophy of set theory postdoc is expected to hold a PhD in philosophy and to be familiar with the modern mathematical developments of set theory, including the theory of forcing and large cardinals.

The annual gross salary will be about 47,000 euros (including health insurance) plus an annual travel allowance of 2,000 euros. Applications should include a CV (including a list of senior scholars who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation), a publication list and a description of prior research. They should be sent by the closing date to <>. For further information, please contact the project leader at this e-mail address.

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