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PostDoc, 2 years (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy II, Ruhr University Bochum

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS deontic logic, formal argumentation, nonmonotonic logic, agent-based models, reasoning and cognition
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC deontic logic, formal argumentation, nonmonotonic logic, agent-based models, reasoning and cognition
AOC categories Epistemology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2394
Location Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start date February 2024
Job description

The research group on Logic in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence (Christian Straßer) at the Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr University Bochum has an opening for a postdoc position (2 years, 100%).

The candidate will work on formal models of defeasible reasoning, in particular those based on nonmonotonic logic and formal argumentation.

Possible areas of specialization include:

  • reasoning defeasibly with and about norms
  • argumentation-based models of cognition, human and artificial reasoning
  • applications of argumentation in agent-based models
  • relations between (individual and social) epistemology and formal argumentation
  • modeling uncertainty (e.g., via probabilities) in formal argumentation
  • how to measure inconsistency and disagreement
  • modeling explanation with formal argumentation and dialogue systems
  • integrating formal argumentation and nonmonotonic logic with machine learning
  • etc.

We invite applications that fit (any of) the above themes.

The position will be embedded in a rich research environment, incl. connections to

For any queries, please contact mailto:[email protected].

Job requirements

You hold a PhD degree in Philosophy, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a discipline related to the listed topics.

You have an interest in the above listed themes of the research. Knowledge of German language is not required.

We welcome candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and we especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.

A two-year, 100%-funded PostDoc position (TV-L 13), starting between January and February 2021.

The position also comes with teaching duties, namely 2 courses per teaching term.

Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

How to apply
Application type Email
Your application should contain the following documents: 1. a letter of motivation explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications for it 2. your curriculum vitae 3. a writing sample (research paper) 4. names and contact information of two persons willing to provide references 5. a research statement (max 1-2 pages), elaborating on your ideas for a research focus in line with the above theme
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 9, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rrs-philosophy/blog...
Contact name Christian Straßer
Contact email
Time created September 19, 2023, 8:29pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 9, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on October 11, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated November 10, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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