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Doctoral Fellowship in Salzburg for Work on Inner Speech (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy (GW), University of Salzburg

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of mind or philosophy of language.
AOS categories Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Start date October 1, 2023
Job description

Applications are invited for a 35-month doctoral fellowship for doctoral study in the Philosophy Department of the University of Salzburg, Austria.  The fellowship is being offered as part of a project titled, “How Can We Think in a Language?”.  The project is funded by both the German DFG and the Austrian FWF.  The principal investigators are Prof. Nikola Kompa (Universität Osnabrück) and Prof. Christopher Gauker (Universität Salzburg). The present fellowship is for doctoral study that will be directed by Prof. Gauker in Salzburg. Fellowships in Osnabrück will be advertised separately. The start date for this fellowship is October 1, 2023.

The fellowship offered by the University of Salzburg will have a duration of 35 months. It will be considered a 30-hour per week position and will pay an annual salary of approximately 34,000€ (from which taxes and insurance payments will be deducted).  The employment contract provides for health insurance. The recipient will be expected to reside in or near Salzburg for the duration of the fellowship.

The primary expectation of the fellowship recipient will be that she or he write a dissertation on a topic pertaining to the project and graduate with a doctoral degree within four years. Candidates with a strong background in empirically-oriented philosophy of mind or philosophy of language will be preferred. For more information on the project, see https://christophergauker.com/projects/

Additional expectations of the fellowship recipient will include:  Research collaboration with other project participants, help in maintaining the project website, and participation in the intellectual life of the Salzburg philosophy department (through attendance at departmental colloquia, etc.).  The recipient will be provided with workspace in the vicinity of co-workers.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in philosophy at least one month before the start date of the fellowship.  There is no restriction on nationality, but the recipient will have to obtain any necessary residence permits.  High-level English language skills are expected.  German language skills are advantageous in a German-speaking environment but are not required.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications should be written in English and should include the following: 1) a cover letter including contact information and detailing the candidate’s relevant background and interest in the position and affirming that the applicant will have a master’s degree in philosophy before the start date. 2) copies of all university transcripts, showing grades received. 3) a writing sample or samples totaling no more than 14,000 words. The writing sample should concern philosophical topics, but need not concern inner speech or even philosophy of mind. 4) two letters of recommendation from academic advisors. A curriculum vitae is optional. There is no application fee. Official transcripts need not be sent at first (only copies) but will have to be submitted before the appointment can be processed. On-line interviews with finalists will be held within one month of the application deadline. Items 1, 2 and 3 (and the optional CV) should be bundled together in a single PDF document and submitted by email attachment to the following email address: [email protected]. Receipt of the application will be promptly acknowledged. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the authors of the letters to the same email address.
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 29, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://christophergauker.com/
Contact name Prof. Christopher Gauker
Contact email
Time created April 17, 2023, 3:59pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 29, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on May 31, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated July 30, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
The application deadline has been extended to May 29, 2023.
May 15, 2023, 1:05pm UTC

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