Universiteit van Amsterdam

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


PhD Scholarship in "Reasoning About Norms", ILLC/Roskilde

A Ph.D. scholarship at The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science, PHIS, www.phis.ruc.dk, is available commencing on September 15th 2006, or at the earliest possible date thereafter.

The project is part of a co-operation between ILLC - Institute of Logic, Language and Information, Amsterdam University, and The Section for Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University. The main focus of the project will be on formal models of reasoning about norms; particularly a deontic logical approach is desirable. The successful candidate should preferably have a background in philosophical logic or a related field. The candidate is expected to spend approximately half of the three years allotted to the project at The Section for Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark, and half of the time at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Persons with a Danish master's degree, or an equivalent foreign degree may apply for the scholarship. It is expected that the candidate has specialised in philosophical logic or similar formal methods of relevance for the study of norms.

For further details about the scholarship and the selection procedure contact Professor Stig Andur Pedersen, phone: +45 467432265 e-mail: , or Secretary Vibeke Sanders Nielsen, phone +45 46742587, e-mail .

The application must include a curriculum vitae, candidate certificate, thesis assessment, and possibly relevant publications. Furthermore, the application must include a project description together a with work plan and time schedule. The application together with all accompanying material must be in print and forwarded in three copies. Material in electronic form will not be taken into consideration.

The application, together with the enclosures listed above, must be sent to

The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science
Roskilde University, P6
Box 260
DK-4000 Roskilde

Closing date for application is the 1st of September 2006 at 12 noon.


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