PhD student (4 years, fully funded) in the philosophy of morality, moral responsibility, and the history of analytic philosophy
Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|AOS||the nature of morality, moral responsibility, history of 20th century analytic philosophy (especially P.F. Strawson and H.L.A. Hart)|
19th/20th Century Philosophy
|Location||Leuven, Flanders, Belgium|
|Start date||1 March 2024 or later|
We are looking for a PhD candidate with an interest in the philosophy of morality, moral responsibility, and the history of analytic philosophy. The position is full-time, for four years (starting with a one-year contract, to be renewed after positive evaluation). The candidate will start on March 1st 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter), and will have limited teaching duties and organizational tasks. The candidate will work with prof. Benjamin De Mesel (supervisor, https://hiw.kuleuven.be/ripple/people/00085917) on his project ‘Morality and Moral Responsibility. The Strawson-Hart Account and the Responsibility-First Approach’, funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). The candidate will be a member of RIPPLE (Research in Political Philosophy and Ethics Leuven) and is expected to participate in its activities.
Role of the Candidate
The project will be carried out by the supervisor and the PhD student. The student will be a member of the Ethics group within RIPPLE (Research in Political Philosophy and Ethics Leuven). The student will work on topics closely related to those investigated by other PhD students and postdocs working with prof. De Mesel (the nature of morality, moral responsibility, punishment, philosophical methodology, history of analytic philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein, P.F. Strawson, ordinary language philosophy). Profile The candidate must:
Your application should contain:
- A motivation letter (maximum 400 words) in which you explain why you are a good fit for the project. This might be the case because of previous work, and/or because of excellent study results, a particular interest in a specific part of the project, etc. Please include answers to the following questions: which parts of the project sound particularly attractive to you and why, which additional questions or authors do you deem relevant for this project? There is room to adjust the project to your own interests. Please explain how your personal input will advance the main objectives of the project (as outlined in the Project Summary above).
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a detailed overview of previous study results (BA and MA).
- A writing sample in English of maximum 10 pages. This could be a paper you wrote for a course, a chapter of your MA thesis, etc. In case the writing sample is part of a larger whole, please make sure that the sample can be read independently. Although it should be an exercise demonstrating your research capacities in philosophy, it should not necessarily be about any of the central topics of the project. Please submit what you believe to be your best philosophical work, regardless of the philosophical subfield it belongs to.
- Two names and contact details (e-mail) of people who are willing to recommend you for the position. Please do not include recommendation letters.
The application deadline is December 4th 2023, 23:59 (CET). Interviews with selected candidates will be held on December 12th.
For any questions concerning the application, the project or the position, do not hesitate to contact prof. Benjamin De Mesel ([email protected]). Please note that we will not provide more details about the content of the project than provided in the Project Summary above in order to guarantee a level playing field for all candidates. Only the selected candidate will get access to the full project description.You can apply for this job no later than December 04, 2023 via the
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/602...|
|Hard deadline||Tomorrow, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/602...|
|Contact name||Benjamin De Mesel|
|Time created||October 23, 2023, 5:34pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||Tomorrow, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||October 23, 2023, 5:34pm UTC|
|Last update notification||
There are no notifications for this ad.
Save the ad using the "save" button below to receive notifications of significant updates.
|Job Market Calendar||
This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.
No explanation available