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Research Associate ERC Truth and Semantics project (EXPIRED)

School of Arts, University of Bristol

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Truth and Semantics
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number ACAD104363
Location Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job description

Research Associate ERC Truth and Semantics project

Job number ACAD104363

Division/School - School of Arts

Contract type - Open Ended

Working pattern - Full time

Salary £33,797 - £38,017 per annum

Closing date for applications 09-Feb-2020

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Johannes Stern on the European Research Council project ‘Truth and Semantics’. The Truth and Semantics (TRUST) ERC Starting Grant project aims to provide a unified perspective on natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics, and the research on the so-called semantic paradoxes in form of theories of self-applicable truth.

The project consists of two interrelated parts. The first part, Truth in Semantics, aims at developing semantic accounts for rich fragments of natural language, that is, fragments in which, besides a self-applicable notion of truth, we allow for, e.g., modal expressions, propositional attitudes but also natural language conditionals. The second part, Truth and the Foundations of Semantics, assumes a metasemantic perspective and explores the role of the notion of truth in the foundations of natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics.

The Research Associate is expected to conduct research on the second part of the project project and, more generally, explore the role of self-referential sentences in truth-conditional semantics and its foundations. They should have a research profile formal semantics and the philosophy of language but should also possess a strong background in logic. The main tasks are to produce peer-reviewed scientific articles and other project outputs, and participate in organising the project’s events.

Further project details: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218044/factsheet/en

The project team consists of the PI, two Postdocs, two PhD students and an administration assistant.

Starting date: October 2020 or earlier---a later starting date is not possible.

The role is fixed funded for three years.

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Johannes Stern (johannes.stern@bristol.ac.uk)

To apply please upload a Cover letter, a CV, a writing sample and the names of three reference persons to the application system. Notice that the writing sample will have to be attached to the CV, as the application system does not allow for the writing sample to be uploaded individually.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nP...
Hard deadline February 9, 2020, 11:59pm BST
Time created December 10, 2019, 12:19pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 9, 2020, 11:59pm BST
Expired on February 11, 2020, 12:46am BST
Last updated March 12, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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