Universiteit van Amsterdam

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


PhD position in Philosophy

The Universiteit van Amsterdam seeks to fill a PhD-position in philosophy. It forms a part of the overall project 'The origins of truth and the origins of the sentence' recently funded by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) and directed by Dr. Wolfram Hinzen. The PhD-subproject deals with the metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology of truth. The overall project, which consists of two further subprojects, is concerned with the origin and nature of human propositional thought and its relation to the human faculty of language.

Requirements
We seek an enthousiastic candidate with an active interest in the culture of our richly interdisciplinary research environment - consisting specifically of the Philosophy Department, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), the Amsterdam Centre of Language and Communication (ACLC), the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and the Cognitive Science Centre (CSCA). All students in the possession of a relevant (Research-)Masters or equivalent qualification who think they have an appropriate background (e.g. in metaphysics, but also in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, or philosophical logic) are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of theoretical linguistics, especially in generative linguistics, is a plus but no requirement.

More information
All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Wolfram Hinzen ().

Appointment
This is either a 3-year traject with a full-time employment, or a 4- year traject on the basis of a 0,75 employment. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from EUR 1,877 (first year) up to a maximum of EUR 2,296 (third year) gross per month in case of fulltime employment, or from EURO 1,407 (first year) to 1,805 (fourth year) gross per month in case of a 0.75 employment.

Job application
The envisaged start date for the position is 1 September 2006. Please send a cover letter containing (i) a statement of your philosophical interests in general and your specific interest in the thematic area of this project, (ii) a full CV with names and contact addresses of at least two potential referees (letters of recommendation need not be sent at this point). Send applications, preferably per email and in English, to:

Dr. Wolfram Hinzen
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
1012 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail:

Applications are reviewed as of now, an official deadline will be announced later. It should be noted that PhD positions in the Netherlands are essentially faculty positions. In this case, the position also involves the option to spend some periods of time in the respective institutions of project partners abroad.


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