Friday, 14 December 2012

Post-doc position in Groningen - Infinite Regresses


The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands,

has an opening for a

Postdoc Position in Philosophy (three years fulltime)

Vacancy number 212285


Job description

The postdoc will conduct independent research on historical and/or systematic aspects of infinite regresses in philosophy. The position is situated within the research project on infinite regresses in epistemology, funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation NWO. The project is carried out in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy. The project leader is Prof. Jeanne Peijnenburg; informal inquiries may be directed to Prof. Peijnenburg.


Profile

Candidates for this postdoc position:
·  have a Ph.D. in philosophy or in another field that is demonstrably relevant;
·  have a background in, or familiarity with, the regress problem in epistemology or in the history of philosophy;
·  have an excellent command of English and are prepared to present their research results in English;
·  are willing and able to teach a small number of courses.


Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary that is determined in accordance with the current scales as set out in the collective labor agreement for the Dutch universities (CAO) and has a range between € 3,195 and € 4,374 gross per month dependent on qualifications and experience. The position is temporary, with a maximum of three years (initial appointment of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year). A part-time appointment at 0.8 fte for four years is possible.


Organisation

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively community of excellent lecturers and researchers. For more information on the faculty: http://www.rug.nl/filosofie


How to apply

To apply for the postdoc position, please send an e-mail to Mrs Anita Willems-Veenstra (A.Willems-Veenstra@rug.nl) and attach:
·  in one file: a letter of application with reference to the vacancy number (also including an explanation of why you are particularly qualified for this project) and a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a short summary of your dissertation, and the names and contact information of two academic references);
·  a writing sample (such as a research paper or part of your dissertation).

The closing date for applications is April 8, 2013.
Interviews are planned for the the first half of May.

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