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There is a vacant assistant/associate professorship (permanent position) at the Technical University of Denmark. The position is within the Algolog group (Algorithms, Logic and Graphs) of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
We welcome strong applicants in logic, AI, algorithms, data structures and/or graph theory, with slightly higher priority given to logic and AI. The application deadline is 15 October 2014.
For more information, please see http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/job?id=05a75bdc-f4e6-4760-9d14-aa4b0686db05 or contact Thomas Bolander (tobodtu.dk) or the head of the Algolog section, Paul Fischer (pafidtu.dk). You can read more about the Algolog group at http://algolog.compute.dtu.dk/.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure earning Assistant Professor position in Ethics and Digital Culture beginning in August 2015. This is a shared position between the Department of Philosophy and the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, and the successful candidate will be involved in both areas. This is a 9-month per year position with an expected teaching load (pre-tenure) of 5 courses per academic year, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is pending budgetary approval.
A Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field from an accredited university is required by the time of hire.
The successful candidate will have a research specialization in the study of ethics and digital culture. This could include areas such as: ethical dimensions of new media, ethics and digital pedagogy, the ways that digital environments affect ethical action, social behavior and social justice using digital tools or in digital environments, ethics in gaming, and/or ethics in digital humanities, rhetoric, history, media or communications. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated competence in teaching courses such as Virtual Ethics and Ethical Theory is preferred, as is experience with teaching large classes and/or experience or willingness to develop web-based instruction. Thesis direction at the graduate and undergraduate level will be expected, as will participation in program and course development.
Job close date: 4 December 2014. For more information, see https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/39971
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK, seeks to appoint two fixed-term (three-year), full-time lecturers, from January 2015 to December 2017.
One will be a lecturer in non-Western Philosophy, the other a lecturer in Moral Philosophy (although what they each teach for us may not be limited to these areas). The successful applicants will each have a PhD in philosophy or a closely related discipline. In each case s/he will be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The closing date for applications is Sunday November 2nd, 2014. For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=5976, http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/4485257pCL (Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link) or http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/3132657pCL (Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link).
Location: Maastricht University
The Mathematical Economics and Operations Research Group at the Department of Quantitative Economics has a strong research orientation and record in the fields of game theory, mechanism design and social choice theory, including algorithmic and computational aspects. The applicant will be appointed as a tenure track assistant professor and contribute to research and teaching within the overlapping areas of game theory, operations research, and social choice theory. Teaching concerns courses in economics, economic theory, and operations research. Research falls under the program Economic Theory, Behavior and Computation.
Application deadline: 7 November 2014. For more information, see https://www.academictransfer.com/24947/.
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2015–2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 14th, 2014.
The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.
The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The program is growing each year and has become a community of 405 women scientists and technologists from 68 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women, especially in the STEM fields.
There are two open PhD/postdoc positions (PhD: 4 years, postdoc: 2 years), attached to a newly funded NWO Vidi grant obtained by Birna van Riemsdijk at TU Delft.
The project is entitled Computational Reasoning for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners (CoreSAEP). The research lies in the intersection of theoretical computer science (formal semantics, temporal logic) and multi-agent systems (agent programming, normative systems). The overall aim of the project is to develop a reasoning framework that combines logic and quantitative techniques for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners (SAEPs) that adapt their behavior to norms and values of people. This becomes more and more important as technology becomes an integral part of our daily lives. The computational reasoning techniques are aimed at determining when and to what extent norm-compliance can be guaranteed, and deciding what to do if in exceptional situations a norm cannot or should not be complied with. We will implement the reasoning framework to evaluate its run-time behavior.
Initial application deadline: 15 December 2014. For more information, see http://ii.tudelft.nl/~birna/projects/CoreSAEP.html
Webster University Leiden invites applications for a fixed-term-appointment Adjunct Lecturer of Critical Thinking (undergraduate level). We seek candidates whose area of specialization includes Philosophy of Science, Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind. Critical Thinking is a mandatory course for all undergraduate students to fulfil General Education requirements.
Students attending the course will be majoring in one of the following areas:
- Management/Business Administration;
- International Relations;
- Media Communications.
The successful candidate will have a record of achievement in teaching and research of philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who have (or are in the process of completing) a Ph.D. or foreign-degree equivalent in Philosophy or an appropriate related field of study.
The course will start in the second week of January and end in the first week of May 2015. It will include 16 sessions of 2 hours each. Candidates are required to send their CV an a short motivation letter to Dr. Sara Lusini (Head of General Education Program) at lusiniwebster.nl.
For more information, contact Dr. Sara Lusini (Head of General Education Program) at lusiniwebster.nl, Webster University Leiden.
The Department of Mathematics, Miami University, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Set Theory, starting in Fall 2015.
The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. before the starting date. Duties include an active research program in mathematics, effective teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the institution. Preference will be given to candidates in Logic/Set Theory, but outstanding candidates in all areas matching existing research groups in the department will be considered.
Screening of applications will begin on November 15. Details can be found here: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs?joblist--6255
A postdoc position is available at CTIC, Department of Computer Science, to be filled as soon as possible. The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The applicant should have a background in at least one of the four focus areas of CTIC: Computational complexity theory, cryptography, quantum information theory or algorithmic game theory.
CTIC is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark and IIIS at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. We are looking for an applicant committed to playing an active part in continuously building strong research collaborations between the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University and IIIS at Tsinghua University, Beijing. In particular, the successful applicant will spend significant time at IIIS, with funding for such visits being part of the position.
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the level of Assistant Professor, in Logic and Foundations. This position will begin in Fall 2015. The candidate must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment, and is expected to have demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent quality. In addition to research accomplishments, selection criteria include potential contributions to the educational programs of the Department at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by December 1, 2014. For more information, see https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/88336, or contact Donna Maes at maesdcolorado.edu.
The Department of Philosophy of the University of Bergen (Norway) announces two vacant positions as Associate Professor in Philosophy. The Department wishes to hire a person with research competence in at least one central area in Theoretical Philosophy - particularly Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics or Philosophy of Mind. The Department is also looking for people with competence in Political Philosophy, Ethics and Philosophy of Law. Competence in the History of Philosophy will be considered an advantage in the evaluation of the applicants.
Application deadline: 21 September 2014. For more information, see http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/105059/.