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Doctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Philosophy

Department of Philosophy (KGW), University of Salzburg

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Theoretical Philosophy
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Logic
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Must be included, but will be posted after May 7.
Location Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Start date October 1, 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at the University of Salzburg seeks applications for a doctoral fellowship in theoretical philosophy.  The appointment is for four years, and the starting date is 1 October 2019.  The net (take-home) salary will be 22,083 Euro per annum, for 30 hours per week of work.  Applicants must have earned a Masters degree in philosophy by the start of the appointment.

The primary responsibility of the appointee will be to complete a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Professor Christopher Gauker.  Applicants should expect to work out the precise topic of the dissertation in consultation with Professor Gauker. The topic of the dissertation should lie within the area of theoretical philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the history of these subjects). Prof. Gauker is especially interested in formally-oriented philosophy of language and empirically-oriented philosophy of mind.  The appointee is also expected to teach two hours per semester from the third year onwards and to assist in administration.

The appointee will be able to complete the Ph.D. program in English. It will be expected that the dissertation be written in English. Strong competence in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of German is not mandatory, but competence in German will be an advantage for purposes of teaching.

The Department of Philosophy in Salzburg takes an analytic and interdisciplinary approach to philosophy.  The department provides a vibrant intellectual environment, with an MA program in English, many visiting scholars, a regular colloquium series, and several workshops each year.  

The application should include a cover letter, a CV, transcripts of academic records, writing samples totaling no more than 20,000 words, and a description of the applicant’s research interests.  In addition, applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent electronically to Professor Christopher Gauker (christopher.gauker@sbg.ac.at).

The University of Salzburg and the Department of Philosophy especially encourages applications from women. Given equal qualification, female scholars will be preferred. Physically challenged individuals are also especially encouraged to apply.

On-line interviews are expected to take place in June 2019.

More information about the department is here:

https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=90&L=1

The university's official announcement of the position is here (in German, on pp. 7-8):
https://online.uni-salzburg.at/plus_online/wbMitteilungsblaetter.display?pNr=2881835

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
The application should include a cover letter, a CV, transcripts of academic records, writing samples totaling no more than 20,000 words, and a description of the applicant’s research interests. In addition, applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent electronically to Professor Christopher Gauker (christopher.gauker@sbg.ac.at). Applications (but not letters of recommendation) should be sent to the email address below (not to Prof. Gauker) and should include the following job reference number in both the email subject heading and the cover letter: GZ A 0083/1-201.
Email to apply
Hard deadline June 5, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Contact name Christopher Gauker
Contact email
Contact phone +43/662/8044-4050
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Time created May 1, 2019, 12:41pm EST
Scheduled expiry date June 5, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Last updated May 16, 2019, 2:58am EST
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