Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoc in social epistemology of argumentation, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: Friday 17 April 2020

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) has an opening for a post-doc position. The position will be embedded in Prof. Catarina Dutilh Novaes' ERC-funded project "The Social Epistemology of Argumentation", which is devoted to investigating the contribution of argumentation to processes of production and circulation of knowledge and other epistemic resources in a number of spheres, in particular in science and public/political discourse. This post-doc position is intended for the investigation of scientific argumentative practices. Minimum FTE: 0.8.The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years in total. The starting date is September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The candidate should have a PhD degree (or an approved thesis and a set defense date) in Philosophy with specialization in philosophy of science (broadly construed). Outstanding candidates with degrees in relevant fields such as sociology, psychology, cognitive science, communication studies etc. will also be considered, provided they also have some background in philosophy. The candidate should have a strong academic record and demonstrable affinity with social epistemology and argumentation theory. Familiarity with formal methods such as logic, probabilities, computer simulations and/or network theory is desirable. Excellent spoken and written English as well as strong academic writing skills are essential.

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