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Postdoctoral Research Associate (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS (Meta)-Metaphysics, (Meta)-Ontology
AOS categories Metaphysics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Start date October 1st 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Job description

The University of Hamburg offers TWO postdoctoral research positions in association with a new Emmy Noether Research Group, which is based in the Department of Philosophy and led by Richard Woodward.

The Research Group, which is generously funded through the DFG’s Emmy Noether Scheme, will run for an initial period of five years. Its official title translates as “Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality" and, as its name suggests, the Group’s initial research project will focus on issues in metametaphysics and metaontology, set against the historical backdrop of the Quine-Carnap debate about the respectability of ontological inquiry. The remit of the project is thus broad, incorporating not only issues in first- and second-order metaphysics and ontology, but also connected issues in metaphilosophy and the philosophies of logic and language. More information about the Group and its associated project can be found at its website: http://carvingnature.net

The present research positions are for THREE years, with possible renewal for a further year depending on available funds. The preferred starting date is October 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. The exact starting date is negotiable. Successful applicants are expected to have a PhD by the time they take up their position.   The application deadline is July 31st, 2013.

Our goal is to build a team of researchers with complimentary and varied areas of interest and expertize, and to create a friendly and productive atmosphere of collaborative research. We encourage applications from researchers working on the topics mentioned above and stress that we welcome applications from researchers from a wide variety of philosophical backgrounds and not merely those who have worked on (meta)-metaphysics in the past. We particularly welcome applications from philosophers in groups that are currently under-represented in our profession.

Mastery of the German language is not a necessary condition of appointment; mastery of the English language is.

For full details, including information on how to apply, please download the following document: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3972259/Postdoc%20Advert%20HH.pdf

The official advert can be found here: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/Philosophie_31-07-13.pdf

For more information, please contact Richard Woodward on [email protected]

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline July 31, 2013, 7:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wiss...
Contact name Richard Woodward
Contact email
Time created July 5, 2013, 9:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 31, 2013, 7:59pm CET
Expired on March 24, 2017, 6:28pm CET
Last updated March 24, 2017, 5:28pm UTC
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