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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy - Construction in the Formal Sciences
Universitetet i Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department embraces four disciplines: Philosophy, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin), History of Ideas and Art History. The Department is also responsible for the introductory philosophy courses, obligatory for all students attending study programmes at the University of Oslo. The Department has about 110 employees.
Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, History of Arts and Ideas, and Classics, University of Oslo.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project Construction in the Formal Sciences (C-FORS).
We seek a candidate who can contribute to Work Package 2: Formal Semantics and to the project as a whole, based on expertise in formal semantics and/or areas of logic or philosophy that are relevant to formal semantics.
Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal that contributes to the C-FORS research project. Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to): intensional entities (e.g. propositions, properties, relations, and groups) in formal semantics, logic, or metaphysics; nominalization and group formation; hyperintensionality in semantics; intensional and hyperintensional paradoxes (such as the Russell-Myhill paradox).
More about the position
The position is available for a period of 3 years. A small component of the position (10 %) is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.
The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
- PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Formal Semantics, Philosophy, or Logic
- The candidate's research project must be closely connected to the C-FORS research project
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position
The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved. In exceptional cases, we can consider applications from candidates who do not yet have a PhD degree but who are close to completing one. If so, the degree must be awarded by the time the position is taken up.
In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
- The research proposal’s scientific merit and innovation, as well as its relevance to the C-FORS research project
- The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and to contribute to the C-FORS research project
- Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines
How to apply
The application must include:
- Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
- Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, employment history, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
- List of publications
- Project description (appox. 3 - 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment
- Two article-length academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
- Names and contact information of three references
Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
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