Monday, 7 May 2012

Two professorships at the ILLC in Amsterdam

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam has just announced two vacancies for full professorships, in philosophy of language and philosophical logic. The first position is to replace Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof, who will both retire in a few years, and is thus meant to cover a good deal of formal semantics as well. The second position is meant to replace Frank Veltman, and here the emphasis on the interface between logic and cognition is important.

I have worked within the Logic & Language research group of the ILLC for four years, and to say that it is a highly stimulating environment is an understatement... More generally, the ILLC is without a doubt one of the world's leading centers in logic and related areas, and is known for the focus on interdisciplinary research cutting across mathematics, computer science, linguistics, philosophy etc. As such, it is to be expected that competition will be fierce for these two positions! Still, everyone fitting the profile and fancying a relocation to Amsterdam should most definitely apply; my understanding is that there is no pre-determined internal candidate, so everyone stands a chance.

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