Wednesday, 13 November 2013

PhD Position in Logic, Rational Choice or Meta-Ethics at the University of Bayreuth

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for one PhD position (3 years, E13 TV Z, 0.5 FTE) starting from 01 April 2014 or soon after. The Department is a rapidly growing research and teaching environment at the intersection of Philosophy and Economics and offers excellent career development opportunities. For further details please visit www.pe.uni-bayreuth.de.

The successful applicant will conduct his or her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Roy. The applicant will be required to undertake a small amount of teaching in accord with the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG). We encourage applications in the following areas:

-    Philosophical Logic (especially epistemic logic or deontic logic)
-    Rational Choice Theory (especially foundations of decision and game theory)
-    Philosophy of Action and Meta-Ethics (especially theories of rationality and normativity)

The list is not exhaustive. Excellent projects in related areas will also be considered.

Applicants should have advanced training in philosophy (typically a Master degree) or in a discipline closely related to philosophy. Projects involving computer science or economics are very welcome.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a two-page outline of their proposed PhD research project, BA and MA degree certificates and transcripts, and two academic letters of reference. The complete application package, excluding the letters of reference, should be submitted as a single PDF file. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Secretarial Administrator for the Department of Philosophy, Miss. Sonja Weber (Sonja.weber@uni-bayreuth.de) by 15 January 2014. The letters of references should be sent separately by their author, also to Miss. Sonja Weber.

For further information about the post, the P&E programmes, professional opportunities, and the Department of Philosophy, please contact Prof. Olivier Roy by e-mail: olivier.roy@uni-bayreuth.de.

The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of female faculty members. Applications from female candidates are, therefore, explicitly encouraged. The University of Bayreuth was accredited as a Family Friendly University by the Hertie Foundation in 2010. Persons with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.



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